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ERIC Number: ED419649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Risk Management Practices of University Based Adventure Programs.
Bauch, Todd M.
A survey of 652 adventure recreation agencies in higher education settings examined the use of risk management practices and the relationships between agency characteristics and risk management techniques. The survey contained 27 Likert Scale questions divided into four categories (agency guidance, staff development, participant education, and written documentation); 11 check lists about agency policies and procedures; and 9 questions on demographics (agency characteristics, environment, and staffing). Results show that over 84 percent of the agencies had risk management policies, but only 66.9 percent had ways of distributing the policies to staff, and only about 66 percent had their policies approved by the institution that would have to defend the agency in court. Over 73 percent of the agencies had risk management procedures, but only 65 percent had ways of distributing them to staff. Agencies that used incident/accident reports outnumbered those that used medical history forms by 17.9 percentage points. Agencies that systematically included risk management into conducting an activity outnumbered those that similarly included risk management into evaluating an activity by 10.3 percentage points. Agency housing, institutional enrollment, number of full-time employees, number of part-time employees, and geographic region had no effect on any of the categories. The type of institution had some effect on development of agency staff and a definite effect on participant education, and institutional funding had some effect on the use of written documentation. Survey results are shown by data tables and graphs. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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