ERIC Number: EJ1178688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Readiness: Examining the Impact of a University Outdoor Orientation Program
Hill, Eddie; Posey, Timothy; Gómez, Edwin; Shapiro, Stephen L.
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, v10 n2 p109-123 2018
This study examined the impact of a university outdoor orientation program on participants' transition to higher education. Researchers focused on participants' experiences during the program, utilizing a mixed-methods approach to measure resilience and well-being. Pre- and posttest instruments consisted of two preestablished scales and a series of open-ended questions, which were administered during a 4-day university outdoor orientation program. Findings indicated significant improvement of resilience and well-being in participants through outdoor orientation program involvement. Additionally, direct content analysis identified major themes related to resilience, well-being, and readiness for college.
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, School Orientation, College Programs, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, Mixed Methods Research, Resilience (Psychology), Well Being, Pretests Posttests, Content Analysis, Student Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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