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Applicants sought for research project

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LogosThe Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded funding to a research project to look at look at the impact of breaks on struggling families.

This prestigious funding has been awarded to Nottingham University Business School in collaboration with the Family Holiday Association for an ESCR Doctoral Studentship to investigate the impact of breaks on family self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is someone’s belief in their ability to achieve something.

We regularly hear feedback from families and referrers that suggest our breaks have a big impact on confidence with parents and families much more likely to do things on their own after the break and we are looking forward to investigating this in more detail. This will help us better understand the difference we make and champion holidays as a force for good.

We are looking for applicants with a background in sociology, psychology, tourism or leisure studies, or other social science field to undertake this research. For more information on the opportunity you can view the advert here.