Exploration of the defining aspect that influences the improvement of resilience through an outdoor adventure residentials

Thatcher, Evie (2017) Exploration of the defining aspect that influences the improvement of resilience through an outdoor adventure residentials. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This study was to investigate which aspect of an outdoor adventure residential has the most impact and influence on the development and improvement of resilience in a young person. There is little research around this subject or how to determine the best way to inform the study. Participants (n=6) four males and two females, ages 20-22 completed the Connor Davidson (2003) Resilience Scale. This was undertaken on two separate occasions, before and after a four day adventure residential at Skerne Lodge Centre in North Devon. The data was divided into themes and from this two different findings emerged and were explored. The first was that resilience was improved after taking part in a four day residential for seven out of the twenty two participants. Six out of these seven were interviewed and the results verified and recorded. In addition it was found that it was a mixture of the aspects of a residential programme that increased resilience rather than one particular theme emerging. As it is still not conclusive which aspect improves an individual’s resilience, additional research still needs to be undertaken to fulfil this gap.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Adventure Education
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Adventure Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2017 13:30
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 14:49
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3176

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