Adventures in Identity Development: The Impact of Adventure Recreation on Adolescent Identity Development

  title={Adventures in Identity Development: The Impact of Adventure Recreation on Adolescent Identity Development},
  author={Mat D. Duerden and Mark A. Widmer and Stacy T. Taniguchi and J K Mccoy},
  pages={341 - 359}
This study examined the effect of an adventure recreation program on adolescent identity development. Participants included 43 males and 45 females, ages 11 to 15 (M = 13.33, SD = .86). Twenty-two males and 23 females participated in the program, and the remaining youth served as members of a comparison group. Participants completed a two-week adventure program that included such activities as backpacking, mountain biking, white-water rafting, environmental education, and leadership training… 

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