ERIC Number: EJ605938
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
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Wilderness Challenge Programs for Delinquent Youth: A Meta-Analysis of Outcome Evaluations.
Wilson, Sandra Jo; Lipsey, Mark W.
Evaluation and Program Planning, v23 n1 p1-12 Feb 2000
Performed a meta-analysis of 22 wilderness challenge programs to assess impact on delinquent behavior. The overall effect size for delinquency outcomes (0.18) was equivalent to a recidivism rate of 29% for program participants versus 37% for nonparticipants. Greatest reductions in delinquent behavior came with intense physical activities or therapeutic enhancements as program components. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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