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Title: The development of the Youth Empowerment Scale
Author: Grealish, Annmarie
ISNI:       0000 0004 5352 7383
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2014
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This study developed and validated the Youth Empowerment Scale (YES) for young people with psychosis. This PhD thesis consisted of four phases. Phase 1 conceptualised empowerment from the perspective of young people with psychosis. Phase 1 qualitative findings informed the development of the measurement of empowerment; the Youth empowerment Scale (YES). Phase 2 developed and validated the YES in a non-clinical population. Phase 3 explored the relationship between psychological processes (self-efficacy, control, coping, thinking style, and social support), empowerment, mental health wellbeing and recovery. The YES was then validated again in phase 4 on a clinical population, young people within Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS). This study confirmed that the YES is a valid and reliable measure of empowerment which can be used in future work identifying and supporting empowerment for young people with psychosis.
Supervisor: Tai, Sara; Morrison, Anthony Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Empowerment, Young People, Psychosis, Child and Adolescents Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), Factor Analysis, Mediation Analysis, Measure, Wellbeing, Recovery, Quality of Life