ERIC Number: EJ1168224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Trust in College Transitions
Bell, Brent J.
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, v9 n2 p248-250 2017
Trust is an important variable for transitioning college students, who report a great amount of fear and uncertainty when beginning college (Bell & Williams, 2006). College students transitioning effectively need to trust both their peers and institutional representatives. Outdoor orientation programs are reported to build upon "trusting variables" such as social support among peers (Bell & Holmes, 2011) and trust of outdoor program leaders (Starbuck, 2012), yet few studies have measured trust among college students participating in an outdoor orientation program. This study examined students' reported levels of trust at 16 college outdoor orientation programs to provide a better understanding of the importance of trust in college transition.
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), College Students, Student Adjustment, Outdoor Education, School Orientation, Social Support Groups, Student Attitudes, Transitional Programs, Student Surveys, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership
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Education Level: Higher Education
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