ERIC Number: EJ1087395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Promoting Resiliency in Adolescent Girls through Adventure Programming
Whittington, Anja; Aspelmeier, Jeffery E.; Budbill, Nadine W.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v16 n1 p2-15 2016
This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their experience. Means-comparison tests for within-subjects designs were conducted and revealed that participants reported significantly higher levels of resilience after completing the Dirt Divas program, compared with their pre-program reports. Mixed-model repeated-measures analyses of variance showed that the changes in the girls' resiliency were not affected by their socioeconomic status. Lastly, the long-term impact results (one month post participation) indicate that observed increases in resilience persist over time.
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outdoor Education, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents, Females, Comparative Analysis, Mixed Methods Research, Socioeconomic Status, Maintenance, Individual Characteristics, Program Effectiveness, Emotional Response, Pretests Posttests, Surveys
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont