Examining Youth and Program Predictors of Engagement in Out-of-School Time Programs

  title={Examining Youth and Program Predictors of Engagement in Out-of-School Time Programs},
  author={Kaylin M Greene and Bora Lee and Nicole Faye Constance and Kathryn Hynes},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
Prior research suggests that youths’ engagement in out-of-school time programs may be a crucial factor linking program participation to positive outcomes during adolescence. Guided by the theoretical concept of flow and by stage-environment fit theory, the present study explored correlates of engagement in youth programs. Engagement was conceptualized as the extent to which youth found the program activities enjoyable, interesting, and challenging. The current study examined how program content… 

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