Measuring Children’s Experience of Their Right to Participate in School and Community: A Rights-Based Approach

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    This paper discusses the development of a children’s rights-based measure of participation and the findings from its use in a survey of 10 to 11 year old children (n= 3773). The measure, which was developed in collaboration with a group of children, had a high reliability (Cronbach’s alpha = .89). Findings suggest that children’s positive experience of their participation rights is higher in school than in community, and higher for girls compared to boys. It is argued that involving children in the ‘measurement’ of their own lives has the potential to generate more authentic data on children’s lived experiences.

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      Rights statement: © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and National Children’s Burea This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Emerson, L. and Lloyd, K. (2016), Measuring Children's Experience of Their Right to Participate in School and Community: A Rights-Based Approach. Children & Society, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/chso.12190/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages14
    Pages (from-to)120-133
    JournalChildren and Society
    Journal publication dateMar 2017
    Issue number2
    Volume31
    Early online date13 Oct 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

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