Enhancing researcher capacity to engage youth in research: Researchers' engagement experiences, barriers and capacity development priorities.

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    • Affiliation:
      Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
      University of Toronto
      Foundry
      University of British Columbia
      Centre for Health Evaluation Outcome Sciences
      Wisdom2Action
      Dalhousie University
      UBC Okanagan
      Department of psychiatry, McGill University
      ACCESS Open Minds
      Douglas Hospital Research Centre
      University of Ottawa
      The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research, affiliated with the University of Ottawa
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    • Abstract:
      Background: There is increasing emphasis on engaging youth in research about youth, their needs, experiences and preferences, notably in health services research. By engaging youth as full partners, research becomes more feasible and relevant, and the validity and richness of findings are enhanced. Consequently, researchers need guidance in engaging youth effectively. This study examines the experiences, needs and knowledge gaps of researchers. Methods: Eighty‐four researchers interested in youth engagement training were recruited via snowball sampling. They completed a survey regarding their youth engagement experiences, attitudes, perceived barriers and capacity development needs. Data were analysed descriptively, and comparisons were made based on current engagement experience. Results: Participants across career stages and disciplines expressed an interest in increased capacity development for youth engagement. They had positive attitudes about the importance and value of youth engagement, but found it to be complex. Participants reported requiring practical guidance to develop their youth engagement practices and interest in a network of youth‐engaged researchers and on‐going training. Those currently engaging youth were more likely to report the need for greater appreciation of youth engagement by funders and institutions. Conclusions: Engaging youth in research has substantial benefits. However, skills in collaborating with youth to design, conduct and implement research have to be learned. Researchers need concrete training and networking opportunities to develop and maximize these skills. They also need mechanisms that formally acknowledge the value of engagement. Researchers and those promoting youth engagement in research are encouraged to consider these findings in their promotion and training endeavours.
    • Journal Subset:
      Europe; Health Services Administration; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland
    • Instrumentation:
      Service Provider Adopter and Innovation Characteristics Questionnaire (SPAICQ)
    • ISSN:
      1369-6513
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9815926
    • Publication Date:
      20200701
    • Publication Date:
      20200701
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.13032
    • Accession Number:
      144279113
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HAWKE, L. D. et al. Enhancing researcher capacity to engage youth in research: Researchers’ engagement experiences, barriers and capacity development priorities. Health Expectations, [s. l.], v. 23, n. 3, p. 584–592, 2020. DOI 10.1111/hex.13032. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144279113. Acesso em: 12 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hawke LD, Darnay K, Relihan J, et al. Enhancing researcher capacity to engage youth in research: Researchers’ engagement experiences, barriers and capacity development priorities. Health Expectations. 2020;23(3):584-592. doi:10.1111/hex.13032
    • APA:
      Hawke, L. D., Darnay, K., Relihan, J., Khaleghi, M. M., Barbic, S., Lachance, L., Ben, D. S., Brown, M., Iyer, S., Chaim, G., Soklaridis, S., Kidd, S. A., Halsall, T., Mathias, S., & Henderson, J. (2020). Enhancing researcher capacity to engage youth in research: Researchers’ engagement experiences, barriers and capacity development priorities. Health Expectations, 23(3), 584–592. https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.13032
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hawke, Lisa D., Karleigh Darnay, Jacqueline Relihan, Moghaddam, Mohammad Khaleghi, Skye Barbic, Lisa Lachance, David, Shelly Ben, et al. 2020. “Enhancing Researcher Capacity to Engage Youth in Research: Researchers’ Engagement Experiences, Barriers and Capacity Development Priorities.” Health Expectations 23 (3): 584–92. doi:10.1111/hex.13032.
    • Harvard:
      Hawke, L. D. et al. (2020) ‘Enhancing researcher capacity to engage youth in research: Researchers’ engagement experiences, barriers and capacity development priorities’, Health Expectations, 23(3), pp. 584–592. doi: 10.1111/hex.13032.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hawke, LD, Darnay, K, Relihan, J, Khaleghi, MM, Barbic, S, Lachance, L, Ben, DS, Brown, M, Iyer, S, Chaim, G, Soklaridis, S, Kidd, SA, Halsall, T, Mathias, S & Henderson, J 2020, ‘Enhancing researcher capacity to engage youth in research: Researchers’ engagement experiences, barriers and capacity development priorities’, Health Expectations, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 584–592, viewed 12 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hawke, Lisa D., et al. “Enhancing Researcher Capacity to Engage Youth in Research: Researchers’ Engagement Experiences, Barriers and Capacity Development Priorities.” Health Expectations, vol. 23, no. 3, June 2020, pp. 584–592. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/hex.13032.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hawke, Lisa D., Karleigh Darnay, Jacqueline Relihan, Moghaddam, Mohammad Khaleghi, Skye Barbic, Lisa Lachance, David, Shelly Ben, et al. “Enhancing Researcher Capacity to Engage Youth in Research: Researchers’ Engagement Experiences, Barriers and Capacity Development Priorities.” Health Expectations 23, no. 3 (June 2020): 584–92. doi:10.1111/hex.13032.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hawke LD, Darnay K, Relihan J, Khaleghi MM, Barbic S, Lachance L, et al. Enhancing researcher capacity to engage youth in research: Researchers’ engagement experiences, barriers and capacity development priorities. Health Expectations [Internet]. 2020 Jun [cited 2020 Aug 12];23(3):584–92. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=144279113