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Life satisfaction and positive perceptions of the future among youth at-risk participating in Civic-National Service in Israel

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  • Levy, Drorit
  • Benbenishty, Rami
  • Refaeli, Tehila

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In Israel, the ‘Civic-National Volunteer Service for Youth At-risk’ was developed to help support their transition to adulthood, while making a contribution to society. The present paper examines life satisfaction and perceptions of the future among youth at-risk completing their volunteer service. Further, the paper explores how socio-demographic background, personal strengths (sense of mastery and self-esteem), and their experiences during service predict these outcomes.

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  • Levy, Drorit & Benbenishty, Rami & Refaeli, Tehila, 2012. "Life satisfaction and positive perceptions of the future among youth at-risk participating in Civic-National Service in Israel," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 34(10), pages 2012-2017.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:10:p:2012-2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.06.014
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