Guidelines for leadership development of youth with physical disabilities through leisure education: A Delphi study

African Journal of Disability

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Title Guidelines for leadership development of youth with physical disabilities through leisure education: A Delphi study
Creator Malema, Makhaya J. Africa, Luzaan Caldwell, Linda Young, Marie Wegner, Lisa
Subject — leisure education; leadership development; leadership skills; youth development; youth with physical disabilities.
Description Background: Youth with disabilities benefit by developing a skill set to help resolve any issues during their daily activities, including pursuits that lead to productive livelihoods. Acquiring leadership skills through leisure education programmes may be particularly effective for youth with disabilities to gain confidence in their leadership abilities.Objectives: This study aimed to develop and reach a convergence of opinions on the preferred elements of a leisure education programme to promote leadership development among youth with physical disabilities.Method: In this study, a three-round Delphi methodology was used. In the first round, 16 experts participated; in the second round, 14 experts participated; in the third round, nine participated. The first round of the Delphi method consisted of a qualitative questionnaire with open-ended questions, which assisted in developing guideline statements. The results from the first round informed the second and third rounds of the study. The guidelines were reviewed for consensus in subsequent rounds using a Likert scale format.Results: In the final round (third round) of the Delphi method, the expert panel consisting of nine participants agreed that leadership development for youth with physical disabilities could be promoted by leisure, recreation, sports and activities of daily living.Conclusion: These guidelines are essential in building resilience, empowerment and independence and can be seen as a positive contribution to communities with disabilities and young people with and without disabilities.Contribution: These guidelines would build capacity and resilience among youth and equip them with the skills and abilities to initiate leisure programmes.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2022-11-04
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Identifier 10.4102/ajod.v11i0.1073
Source African Journal of Disability; Vol 11 (2022); 9 pages 2226-7220 2223-9170
Language eng
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