Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership
This study examined the impact of a university outdoor orientation program on participants’ transition to higher education. Researchers focused on participants’ experiences during the program, utilizing a mixed-methods approach to measure resilience and well-being. Pre- and posttest instruments consisted of two pre-established scales and a series of open-ended questions, which were administered during a 4-day university outdoor orientation program. Findings indicated significant improvement of resilience and well-being in participants through outdoor orientation program involvement. Additionally, direct content analysis identified major themes related to resilience, well-being, and readiness for college.
Original Publication Citation
Hill, E., Posey, T., Gómez, E., & Shapiro, S. L. (2018). Student readiness: Examining the impact of a university outdoor orientation program. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership, 10(2), 109-123. doi:10.18666/JOREL-2018-V10-I2-7184
Hill, Eddie; Posey, Timothy; Gómez, Edwin; and Shapiro, Stephen L., "Student Readiness: Examining the Impact of a University Outdoor Orientation Program" (2018). Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications. 65.