An evaluation of My Strengths Training for Life™ for improving resilience and well‐being of young people experiencing homelessness

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@article{61e3c95fcd4a4bce83ab401e2d85952e,
title = "An evaluation of My Strengths Training for Life{\texttrademark} for improving resilience and well‐being of young people experiencing homelessness",
abstract = "This community‐based study investigated whether (1) a novel sport psychology informed positive youth development program, My Strengths Training for Life{\texttrademark}, improved resilience and well‐being and (2) young people differed in outcomes according to demographics (gender, ethnicity, social inclusion, and learning difficulty). A total of 246 young people (M age = 19.74, SD = 2.31) living in a large housing service completed questionnaires on demographics, mental skills, and pre and postprogram resilience and well‐being. Baseline differences in resilience and well‐being existed for ethnicity and learning difficulty status but did not influence MST4Life{\texttrademark} outcomes. There was a significant improvement in resilience and well‐being over time, which was associated with mental skills development. Implications apply for policy, program commissioners, and research: (1) novel sport psychology interventions can improve the well‐being of disadvantaged youth, and (2) demographics at baseline should be considered in intervention planning and evaluation with this population.",
keywords = "community-based, demographics, disadvantaged youth, mental skills training, positive youth development",
author = "Mary Quinton and Clarke, {Fiona J.} and Benjamin Parry and Jennifer Cumming",
note = "Funding Information: Research data are not shared due to privacy and ethical restrictions. This study was funded by St. Basils (no grant number) but they had no involvement in data collection, analysis, and interpretation, report writing, or submitting the article for publication. Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2021 The Authors. Journal of Community Psychology published by Wiley Periodicals LLC",
year = "2021",
month = jan,
day = "23",
doi = "10.1002/jcop.22517",
language = "English",
journal = "Journal of Community Psychology",
issn = "0090-4392",
publisher = "Wiley-Liss Inc.",

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T1 - An evaluation of My Strengths Training for Life™ for improving resilience and well‐being of young people experiencing homelessness

AU - Quinton, Mary

AU - Clarke, Fiona J.

AU - Parry, Benjamin

AU - Cumming, Jennifer

N1 - Funding Information: Research data are not shared due to privacy and ethical restrictions. This study was funded by St. Basils (no grant number) but they had no involvement in data collection, analysis, and interpretation, report writing, or submitting the article for publication. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Journal of Community Psychology published by Wiley Periodicals LLC

PY - 2021/1/23

Y1 - 2021/1/23

N2 - This community‐based study investigated whether (1) a novel sport psychology informed positive youth development program, My Strengths Training for Life™, improved resilience and well‐being and (2) young people differed in outcomes according to demographics (gender, ethnicity, social inclusion, and learning difficulty). A total of 246 young people (M age = 19.74, SD = 2.31) living in a large housing service completed questionnaires on demographics, mental skills, and pre and postprogram resilience and well‐being. Baseline differences in resilience and well‐being existed for ethnicity and learning difficulty status but did not influence MST4Life™ outcomes. There was a significant improvement in resilience and well‐being over time, which was associated with mental skills development. Implications apply for policy, program commissioners, and research: (1) novel sport psychology interventions can improve the well‐being of disadvantaged youth, and (2) demographics at baseline should be considered in intervention planning and evaluation with this population.

AB - This community‐based study investigated whether (1) a novel sport psychology informed positive youth development program, My Strengths Training for Life™, improved resilience and well‐being and (2) young people differed in outcomes according to demographics (gender, ethnicity, social inclusion, and learning difficulty). A total of 246 young people (M age = 19.74, SD = 2.31) living in a large housing service completed questionnaires on demographics, mental skills, and pre and postprogram resilience and well‐being. Baseline differences in resilience and well‐being existed for ethnicity and learning difficulty status but did not influence MST4Life™ outcomes. There was a significant improvement in resilience and well‐being over time, which was associated with mental skills development. Implications apply for policy, program commissioners, and research: (1) novel sport psychology interventions can improve the well‐being of disadvantaged youth, and (2) demographics at baseline should be considered in intervention planning and evaluation with this population.

KW - community-based

KW - demographics

KW - disadvantaged youth

KW - mental skills training

KW - positive youth development

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U2 - 10.1002/jcop.22517

DO - 10.1002/jcop.22517

M3 - Article

C2 - 33484590

JO - Journal of Community Psychology

JF - Journal of Community Psychology

SN - 0090-4392

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