The role of empowerment in youth development: a study of sociopolitical control as mediator of ecological systems' influence on developmental outcomes.

@article{Christens2012TheRO,
  title={The role of empowerment in youth development: a study of sociopolitical control as mediator of ecological systems' influence on developmental outcomes.},
  author={Brian D. Christens and N. Andrew Peterson},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={623-35}
}
Empowerment has become an influential concept and theoretical framework for social policy and practice. Still, relatively little is known about the roles that empowerment plays in the ecology of human development, particularly among young people. This article reports results of a study of psychological empowerment among young people, using data from 629 high school students (65.8% female; 96.5% non-white). Using a path analysis, we examined the role of perceived sociopolitical control--an… CONTINUE READING

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