PEAR staff analyzed the data using several statistical analysis methods. They looked at the mean score for all Junior Coaches and ran a statistical test to determine if the change was statistically significant–meaning it did not happen by random change but rather can be attributed to participation in the program
- Youth participating in the Playworks Junior Coach Program reported statistically significant positive change on all 14 scales of the survey.
- These scales are: active orientation, emotional control, assertiveness, perseverance, trust, empathy, reflection, and optimism.
In addition to the analysis conducted on all Junior Coaches, the PEAR team conducted both Within Group and Between Group Analysis.