Research Summary

Why Trust Matters: How Confidence in Leaders Transforms What Adolescents Gain From Youth Programs

2017

Why Trust Matters: How Confidence in Leaders Transforms What Adolescents Gain From Youth Programs

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The purpose of this study was to understand how trust influences young people’s experiences in youth programs. Using a theory generation methodology, the researchers explored how trust facilitates young people’s thought processes, decision making, actions, and interactions. 108 youth were interviewed about how their trust in a particular program leader affected them.

The results revealed five main benefits of trust in program leaders and the processes underlying these benefits. The findings are useful for positive youth development researchers and youth programs.

Pathways to Education. (2017). Why Trust Matters: How Confidence in Leaders Transforms What Adolescents Gain From Youth Programs. Toronto, ON: Author.

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