Effectiveness of Positive Youth Development Interventions: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

  title={Effectiveness of Positive Youth Development Interventions: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials},
  author={Oana Ciocanel and Kevin Power and Ann Eriksen and Kirsty Gillings},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
Positive youth development is thought to be essential to the prevention of adolescent risk behavior and the promotion of thriving. This meta-analysis examined the effects of positive youth development interventions in promoting positive outcomes and reducing risk behavior. Ten databases and grey literature were scanned using a predefined search strategy. We included studies that focused on young people aged 10–19 years, implemented a positive youth development intervention, were outside school… 
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