The importance of documenting outcomes of recreation interventions for youth has become quite clear in recent years. Competition for public funding for community-based interventions, requirements for reimbursement, and stakeholders’ demands for “results” are pushing agencies to document outcomes. Fundamental to this outcome orientation is the availability of useful tools to assess program impacts. To be “useful,” measures must be simple, easy to administer and interpret, appropriate for the target population, and relevant to the intended benefits of the intervention. The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and validation of aself-report instrument designed to measure resiliency in youth for recreation and other social services.
Author Karen P. Hurtes, Lawrence R. Allen
Volume Vol 35, No 4 (2001)