|Title:||Building strengths by positive peer culture : results of an evaluation in Germany|
|Authors :||Steinebach, Christoph|
|Conference details:||XXIX International Congress of Psychology (ICP), Berlin, July 20–25, 2008|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Not specified|
|Subject (DDC) :||158: Applied psychology |
303: Social processes
|Abstract:||Concepts of resilience and self efficacy highlight possible positive effects of mutual help by adolescents. Accordingly the concept of Positive Peer Culture developed by Vorrath and Brendtro in the 1970s relies on the experience to be able to help. To line out the effects of Positive Peer Culture 163 male adolescents, parents and 47 staff members in a foster home were interviewed in a longitudinal study. In six different surveys quantitative as well as qualitative methods, questionnaires as well as interviews have been applied. The results show an increasing self-worth and decreasing behavioral problems. Consequences for youth welfare services are being discussed.|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) |
Psychological Institute (PI)
|Publication type:||Conference Other|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie|
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