ERIC Number: ED224791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of High Adventure Activities on Adolescent Self-Concept: A Comparison of Situationally Specific Self-Concept Measurements and Global Self-Concept Measurements.
Wright, Alan N.
Changes in adolescents' self concept as a result of participation in a camping program were studied. Subjects were 57 males and females, aged 14-18, who spent 9 weeks with the Man and His Land program, travelling on eight camping expeditions. Three hypotheses were tested through pre-, mid-, and posttests: (1) Differences would be shown in pre- and posttest global self-concept and self-esteem measures; (2) Differences would be seen between global prettest and situationally specific midtests; and (3) A relationship would exist between pre- and posttest global self-concept and the situationally specific self concept measures gathered at the midtests. Global self-concept was assessed before and after the program through the Adjective Check List (ACL) and the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS). Midtests were conducted, using the ACL at three points during the program, to measure self concept at specific program junctures. Significant improvement was found in the posttest scores of the TSCS. Analysis of the ACL showed that most of the scales shifted positively from pre- to posttest. Four patterns of adjective use were discerned, three of which reported positive results in the areas of goal direction and task oriented behaviors and attitudes. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Camping Association (1982).