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ERIC Number: EJ1391297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
EISSN: EISSN-1754-0402
Adventure Activities in Nature: Meanings Attributed by Practitioners Age 60 and Over
Viscardi, A. A. F.; Figueiredo, J. P.; Luiz, M. E. T.; Marinho, A.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v23 n3 p222-231 2023
This qualitative exploratory research explores meanings that practitioners of adventure activities in nature, who are 60+ years old, attribute to their activities and leisure. The intentionally selected participants were 24 practitioners of adventure activities in nature, in Florianópolis, Brazil. The instruments were a semi-structured interview and simple observation. The data were analyzed using elements of the content analysis technique. The meaning attributed to the adventure activity in nature was centred on the word life, however other perceptions were mentioned, such as escape, sensations, and emotions, contact with nature, spirituality, among others. The innumerable contradictions related to the practice of adventure activities in nature, and to the ageing process are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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