Surveys: positive approaches to tackling youth radicalisation

The Online Surveys Phase is the first step of the last YEIP Project phase, which is divided into two online surveys, the analysis of their findings and the summary of the latter by means of a comparative approach.

The aim of the two Online Surveys is to counteract the weaknesses found in the previous qualitative research methodologies, through a quantitative methodology. This is achieved by answering to new secondary objectives which broaden the scope of the previous research. The data collected from both surveys will be analysed using univariate analysis of the social demographic including gender, age, location, background and othes; and descriptive and quantitative statistics including frequency tables. More than only investigating, the main methodological purpose is to triangulate the emerging findings by opening it up Europe wide and using other languages and countries.

The first survey is addressed to Professionals. They are adults who work in school, prisons, university and
research institutions and who work directly with young people in order to prevent or deal with the issue of radicalization. The survey is composed by six research sub questions, which aim to investigate the state of the art of practices used for dealing with, and identifying youth radicalization. Additionally, these sub-questions attempt to investigate the perception and level of confidence professionals have on the latter as well. Moreover, professionals’ knowledge of restorative justice, good live modes and positive psychology is investigated, together with the extent to which these practices are appealing when youth radicalization is at stake. Finally, it was important to include the analysis of professionals- young people relationships at work.

The second survey targets Young People between 15 and 29 years old. They do not need to have been victims of radicalization. It is necessary they belong to environments as school, university (namely students), research institute (namely young professor, research assistant, researches), and prison settings (youth offenders). The survey has six research sub questions, and some of them differ from the professionals’ survey. Indeed, young people’ perception of the issue of radicalization, their knowledge and acceptance of restorative justice, good live modes and positive psychology; and the relationships between professionals and young people are investigated. Differently from the other survey, for Young People Survey was relevant to examine also their attitudes and roles towards radicalization. This has been done by analysing their role in creating both counter-narratives and their attitudes towards episodes of radicalization, namely whether they would behave proactively and with positive outcomes. Finally, the role of web has been examined.

If you are a young person (between 16 and 30) or a professional working with young people in settings such as schools, prisons, universities and the community, in 8 minutes you can really make the difference by taking part to our online surveys! It shouldn’t take more than 8 minutes to complete, and all responses will remain anonymous.
To thank you for your contribution, you will be included in a drawing to receive a bursary for attendance at the IARS International Conference, hosted in London in 2020 (300 EURO for non-UK based participants and 100 EURO for UK based).

Are you a professional?

This survey is intended for professionals working with young people in settings such as schools, prisons, universities and the community.

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Are you a young person?

This survey is written by young people and is for young people (aged 16-30).

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