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Domains, Components and Indicators of Children’s Wellbeing in Iran: A Delphi Study. irje. 2014; 1111
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5804-en.html
Abstract:   (662 Views)
Children’s well-being is a multidimensional construct that precedes various aspects of children's lives. This study sought to identify the main areas of children's wellbeing in Iran and their domains, components as well as indicators that can be used to measure the well-being of children in Iran.
Methods: In this Delphi study, with 30 experts that had educational, research and executive experiences in various areas of children’s life were consulted. The dimension, components and indicators of children’s wellbeing had been extracted through the literature review and views of the experts and children. Delphi was conducted in three rounds and dimension and components with a higher score than the average was selected and the percentage of Delphi members’ agreement with related indicators were measured.
Results: Generally, 25 components and 110 indicators related to 7 domains (physical health, safety and risks, economical situation, family, personal and social well-being, education, housing and living conditions) were selected by members of Delphi. Consensus on the relevancy of indicators was 100% and also for proportionality 95% and for comprehensiveness 86% consensus was obtained.
Conclusion: The components and indicators suggestions in this study can help to create a composite index for monitoring and comparing of children’s wellbeing between provinces of Iran, and in different times. It can show the highlighted and weakness strengths of policies and programs related to children’s wellbeing and help the government to make appropriate policy for the whole country and provinces.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/11/12 | Accepted: 2017/11/12 | Published: 2017/11/12

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