ERIC Number: EJ1076758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
A Four-Year Follow-Up of Means-End Outcomes from Outdoor Adventure Programs
Goldenberg, Marni; Soule, Katherine E.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v15 n4 p284-295 2015
Means-end theory was used to analyze differences in outcomes from original interviews and follow-up interviews occurring four years after Outward Bound (OB) and National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) 2006 course participation. In 2006, a semi-structured, in-person interview was conducted after participants (N = 510) completed their course. In 2010, semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted from a convenience sample of the original participants (N = 200). Results of this study show how OB and NOLS programs continued to increase participant self-respect/esteem/confidence, impart transferable lessons and skills, and provide a sense of self-awareness four years after course participation. Understanding such participant outcomes allows program managers to effectively market programs, comprehend relationships between program attributes and participant outcomes, and design programs for specific outcomes.
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes, Theories, Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Self Esteem
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado