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ERIC Number: ED438981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Self-Efficacy and Adventure Programs: Transferring Outcomes to Everyday Life.
Paxton, Todd; McAvoy, Leo
A study examined the effect of adventure programs on participants' self-efficacy immediately following an adventure program experience and whether increased self-efficacy transferred to the participants' daily lives after the adventure experience. Sixty-eight participants aged 18-29 in a series of 21-day Outward Bound courses were given a pretest on the first day of the course, a posttest on the last day of the course, and a second posttest 6 months later. Three areas of self-efficacy were examined: general, interpersonal, and socio-political. All scales showed an increase from the pretest to the first posttest. Six months after the course, the second posttest showed an increase in all scales, indicating a carryover to everyday life. The areas of work-efficacy and judgment showed particularly large increases after 6 months. The same surveys administered to a control group showed no significant changes between the pretest and either posttest. (Contains 36 references.) (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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