Title: Positive peer culture: enhancing self-esteem by a resilience-based intervention
Authors : Steinebach, Christoph
Steinebach, Ursula
Conference details: 11th European Congress of Psychology (ECP), Oslo, July 7–10, 2009
Issue Date: Jul-2009
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : PPC; Positive peer culture; resilience; vulnerability; youth
Subject (DDC) : 155: Differential and developmental psychology
362: Health and social services
Abstract: Objectives: 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. Methods: 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. In an additional follow-up survey 18 former members of the program answered different quantitative and qualitative questions. Results: The results show among others an increasing self-worth and decreasing behavioural problems. Conclusion: Important core assumptions of the PPC approach are confirmed and important perspectives arise for practice and theory. PPC makes an important contribution to the development of resilient young people.
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP)
Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Conference Other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/6006
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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