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ERIC Number: EJ1081108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
Empowering Pre-Adolescent Girls: Girls on the Run Experiential Learning Program Exploratory Study
Galeotti, Stephanie
Journal of Experiential Education, v38 n4 p407-423 Dec 2015
This research study examined the extent of long-term participation in Girls on the Run (GOTR), an experiential learning program for pre-adolescent girls, and its effect on healthy living and self-esteem. To explore these relationships, an exploratory, mixed-methods study was conducted, which involved open- and closed-ended surveys and interviews. Data collection took place in Seattle, Washington, with former Girls on the Run Puget Sound (GOTRPS) participants who now range in age from 8 to 20 years. Specifically, this study scrutinized the (a) long-term participation of the GOTR program, (b) self-perceptions and perceived behavioral changes as a result of GOTR, and (c) whether or not GOTR values were reinforced in the home. Even though the sample size was small, results concluded positive program impact on girls who participated either once (short-term) or repeatedly (long-term). Correlations on long-term participation revealed a positive and statistical significant correlation (r = 0.350, p = 0.002).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
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