A study of the effect of an eight week camping experience on the self-concept of girls aged 12-14 at selected private girls' camps

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Betsy Sise (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: This study endeavored to ascertain whether there was any significant change in campers' self-concepts after an eight week session at camp and whether there was any difference in degree of change between different camps. Pour camps were chosen for their availability and their willingness to participate in the investigation. The camps chosen were one large predominantly Jewish camp, one large predominantly Christian camp, and two small predominantly Christian camps. Eight week campers between the ages of 12-14, a total of seventy-eight subjects, were selected to participate in the study. Q sort methodology adapted for use for children by Hugh V. Perkins was used as the tool to measure campers' self-concept. The test was administered once at the opening of camp and once again just prior to the closing of camp. Answers were recorded on two separate answer sheets for each test, and then transferred by the investigator at a later date to a large score sheet which would accomodate the four answer sheets for each individual.

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Language: English
Date: 1967

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