Testing Teenage Attitudes and Interests: The Place of the Center in the Life of the Teenager

By Emanuel Tropp

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1961

A survey was conducted in 1960 of teenaged members of a Miami Jewish Community Center (JCC). This survey revealed that teenagers were more favorably inclined toward the JCC than was believed, though a significant majority shared a keen concern with the condition of the building. Teenagers are highly interested in maintaining friendships, and parents were found to be surprisingly involved in their children's lives. JCC members join clubs at school, have Bar Mitzvah ceremonies more than the average amount, and generally observe Chanukah and Passover at home. These data were valuable but required significant resources to achieve, and a repeat survey is suggested for three years after the initial survey was conducted.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Friendship, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Survey, Affiliation, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 37/No.2

Page Number(s): 292-302

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Florida , Miami , United States

Language: English

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Tropp, Emanuel. Testing Teenage Attitudes and Interests: The Place of the Center in the Life of the Teenager. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1961: 292-302. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4239


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