Evaluation of the Initiation and Training Expedition Program for Young Inuit Men led by the UNAAQ Men’s Group: Report

Evaluation of the Initiation and Training Expedition Program for Young Inuit Men led by the UNAAQ Men’s Group: Report

Evaluation of the Initiation and Training Expedition Program for Young Inuit Men led by the UNAAQ Men’s Group: Report

Evaluation of the Initiation and Training Expedition Program for Young Inuit Men led by the UNAAQ Men’s Group: Reports

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Référence bibliographique [1636]

Tremblay, Gilles et Villeneuve, Patrick. 2008. Evaluation of the Initiation and Training Expedition Program for Young Inuit Men led by the UNAAQ Men’s Group: Report. Québec: Université Laval, Réseau QAJAQ.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The program evaluation has two main goals (Tremblay, Villeneuve & Élie, 2004):
- To identify personal and social skills gained by young Inuit men who have participated in expeditions.
- To verify if the program had an impact on psychosocial difficulties of youngsters such as substance abuse, suicidal ideas, delinquency and self-esteem.» (p.12)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
19 jeunes Inuits ayant participé au programme
15 membres du groupe UNAAQ
6 dirigeants de la communauté
Des parents de jeunes ayant participé au programme

Instruments :
Questionnaire / Guide d’entrevue

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«This report summarizes the main results of the evaluation of the UNAAQ Men’s group initiation and training expeditions program for young Inuit men. The program had two main goals: 1) to train and initiate the participants about survival skills and the transmission of Inuit culture 2) to help them to face psychosocial problems like delinquency, suicidal ideas, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and so on. [...] As we expected, the program effects are clearer on the learning of the practical skills and the valorization of the Inuit culture. But, the program seems to have had some interesting effects, more than we had expected, particularly on relationships (with the family, the partner and the community) and some deliquent behaviours (fist fighting, robbing, fooling around). This is especially true for participants who were involved in all three expeditions. It appears that the program has had limited effects on psychological distress or drug and alcohol abuse.» (p.31)