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Creating Positive Change Through an Integrated Outdoor Adventure Program

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stuart J. Schleien, Professor & Chair (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This paper reports on the efficacy oran integrated outdoor adventure program in creating positive change for people with and without disabilities. Utilizing a variety of measurements, this longitudinal study (21/2 years) found increases in relationship development, canoeing skills, and several quality of life indicators as a result of participation in a wilderness canoe adventure program. The study also found a maintenance of high positive attitudes toward persons with disabilities over the 21/2 year study period.

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Publication
Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 31(4), 214-229.
Language: English
Date: 1997
Keywords
Integrated Outdoor Adventure, Skill Development, Attitudes, Relationship Development, Lifestyle Changes, Wilderness