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Title: Exploring young carers' school based resilience : a focus on risk and protective factors
Author: Williams, Nia Gwawr
ISNI:       0000 0004 5993 4107
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2016
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This study aimed to explore the educational experiences of Young Carers. Specifically the study aims to identify a set of education related risk and protective factors specific to Young Carers that may increase their school based resilience. The study used a mixed methods approach to try and gain a richer picture of these young people’s experiences. A participatory approach was used, as these Young Carers were deemed best placed to identify their own risk and protective factors. For the first part 6 Young Carers took part in a focus group. Risk and protective factors were identified and further discussions were transcribed and analysed using Thematic Analysis. For the second part a questionnaire was created from the factors identified in the focus group. The questionnaire was completed by 45 Young Carers between the ages of 8 and 18 and these were analysed based on the research questions identified. Results found a range of risk and protective factors influencing Young Carers’ school based resilience such as bullying, quality friendships, lack of awareness in schools and non-judgmental support from school staff. Additionally older Young Carers noted more negative experiences of school than their younger peers. These results are discussed in further detail with particular focus on their relation to research as well as Educational Psychologists’ practice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology