This study informs organizational theory, specifically in terms of measures of variation in relational trust within an organization and its influence on young people. This chapter includes student accounts of experiences with staff to enhance the significance of relational trust.
A previous version of this manuscript was presented at the American Sociological Association 2015 meeting. I am grateful for feedback from Karolyn Tyson and Amy Binder for their suggestions on framing the narrative. Thank you to Lisa Stulberg and our data analysis class, especially Alex Freidus, for providing several rounds of specific feedback. Thank you to E. Christine Baker-Smith for her commitment to making detailed comments and suggestions throughout the process and to Jeremy Schildcrout for his careful edits. Another thank you to the anonymous reviewers of this journal. Thank you to New York University’s Global Research Initiative for providing six weeks of office space and uninterrupted writing time in Paris.
Lipschultz, J. (2016), "Relational Trust: An Ethnographic Look at Staff and Students’ Relationships in an Afterschool Program", Education and Youth Today (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 251-279. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1537-466120160000020009Download as .RIS
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