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Smith, Carol A.; Thomas, Erica N. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2023
Locus of Control (LOC) is measured by a brief survey designed to determine an 'internal' or 'external' locus. Internal LOC signifies ownership of the consequences of one's actions. Individuals with a more internal LOC tend to have higher determents of positive mental health. This study investigated the impact on the LOC of university students…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Locus of Control, College Students, Mental Health
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Place, Greg S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of early-life educational experiences on the development of environmental attitudes among historical conservation individuals. Five key individuals who were active in conservation and environmental issues were identified in this study. Specifically, the goal was to discover what caused…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Educational Experience, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Potter, Tom G.; Socha, Teresa L.; O'Connell, Timothy S. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
In the light of recent challenges facing the field of outdoor adventure education in higher education, this exploratory study sought to identify some of the underlying political and institutional factors and societal influences on an international level that have led to the success of some programmes and the closure of others. Thirty-eight outdoor…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, College Faculty