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ERIC Number: EJ967584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
How Group Experience Affects Outcomes from NOLS Programs: A Means-End Investigation
Goldenberg, Marni; Soule, Katherine
Journal of Experiential Education, v33 n4 p393-397 Spr 2011
Using means-end theory, this study evaluates how being part of a group influences outcomes of National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) participants. This study examines outcomes from NOLS courses during the summer of 2006 in the Wind River Mountain Range of Wyoming. Immediately following 2006 course completion, a convenience sample of 345 individuals participated in semi-structured, in-person interviews. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 with a portion of the 2006 interview participants. Validating previous research, results from this study show that group experiences from outdoor adventure programs positively impact individuals' lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming