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ERIC Number: EJ789194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
Psychological Sense of Community and Group Cohesion on Wilderness Trips
Breunig, Mary; O'Connell, Tim; Todd, Sharon; Young, Anderson; Anderson, Lynn; Anderson, Dale
Journal of Experiential Education, v30 n3 p258-261 Spr 2008
A primary purpose of many wilderness trip programs is the development of positive interpersonal relationships and group experiences that lead to enhanced sense of community among group members. Although there is anecdotal evidence to support the development of sense of community on wilderness trips, there is little empirical evidence to support this conclusion. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively examine the factors that contribute to or detract from wilderness trip participants' perceived sense of community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A