Despite the promise of mobile smartphone applications (apps) in addressing challenges faced by foster youth transitioning to adulthood, the literature is devoid of conceptual frameworks for the development of these apps. This article documents the process of using Concept Mapping to delineate a conceptual framework germane to developing an app to assist youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood, and explore differences in development priority areas among participants. Participant data was collected via qualitative brainstorming sessions, and analyzed using multidimensional scaling and hierarchical cluster analysis. This article explicates findings from this study, discusses implications, and identifies apposite areas for future research.
|Number of pages||26|
|Journal||Journal of Technology in Human Services|
|State||Published - Apr 2 2016|
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- Concept mapping
- foster youth
- mobile application development
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences (all)
- Computer Networks and Communications