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ERIC Number: EJ823950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8449
Residential Wilderness Programs: The Role of Social Support in Influencing Self-Evaluations of Male Adolescents
Cook, Emily C.
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v43 n172 p751 Win 2008
This qualitative study explores the aspects of a residential wilderness experience that informed self-evaluations in male adolescents, ages 12-16. To assess change in self-evaluations and program factors associated with change, qualitative interviews were conducted with adolescents upon entry to the program and four months later. Participants' responses suggested that self-evaluation improved in relation to specific factors in the residential wilderness program. Specifically, increased levels of social support provided through cooperative experiences and opportunities for emotional expression helped participants develop a more positive sense of self. Findings contribute to our knowledge of specific program components offered by residential wilderness programs that are associated with positive adjustment in adolescents. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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