ERIC Number: EJ1168199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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Beyond Decision Making for Outdoor Leaders: Expanding the Safety Behavior Research Agenda
Jackson, Jeff S.
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, v8 n2 p103-118 2016
The study of safety behaviour of designated outdoor leaders primarily revolves around their decision making and judgement. The last ten years, however, have seen relatively little peer-reviewed research regarding guide or instructor safety cognition and behaviour. The narrow decision making focus of modern work makes for a field of study disconnected from larger theoretical or organizational science approaches to safety--approaches from which the outdoor leadership safety behaviour research agenda may be vastly expanded. It is the intention of this paper to place outdoor leadership decision making within the greater context of work-place safety behaviour research, and identify important avenues of investigation to further our understanding of the complexity of safety behaviour.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Leadership Responsibility, Safety, Decision Making, Accidents, Individual Characteristics, Environmental Influences
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