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ERIC Number: EJ1100234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
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Multiple Methods for Identifying Outcomes of a High Challenge Adventure Activity
Davidson, Curt; Ewert, Alan; Chang, Yun
Journal of Experiential Education, v39 n2 p164-178 Jun 2016
The purpose of this study was to provide insight into what occurs in moments of high challenge within participants during an outdoor adventure education (OAE) program. Given the inherent risk and remote locations often associated with OAE programs, it has remained challenging to measure selected psychological constructs while the program is taking place. This study utilized qualitative methods including in situ data collection techniques and quantitative inquiry methods to identify and determine what is happening to participants before, during, and after a high challenge activity--rappelling. The results of this study identified five salient themes that emerged as important constructs for OAE participants and are useful to consider as researchers and OAE practitioners design and implement high challenge activities. Further analysis and discussion about the importance of these themes are discussed at length.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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