Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research
Challenge courses have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many groups are turning to half-day challenge courses due to time and financial constraints. Yet, few studies have quantified the benefits of a half-day course. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of participation in a four-hour challenge course on leadership efficacy and work efficacy of college students. Pretest, posttest, and follow-up questionnaires were utilized. T-test analyses found that participating in a challenge course has a significant positive effect on increasing one’s leadership and work efficacy from pretest to posttest, after participation in a four-hour challenge course. This research also demonstrates that increased levels of the participants’ self-efficacy remained six weeks after the completion of the challenge course.
Original Publication Citation
Odello, T., Hill, E., & Gomez, E. (2008). Challenge course effectiveness: The impact on leadership efficacy and work efficacy among college students. Journal of Unconventional Parks, Tourism & Recreation Research, 1(1), 18-22.
0000-0002-3621-5666 (Eddie Hill)
Odello, Theresa; Hill, Eddie; and Gomez, Edwin, "Challenge Course Effectiveness: The Impact on Leadership Efficacy and Work Efficacy Among College Students" (2008). Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications. 68.