Student Readiness: Examining the Impact of a University Outdoor Orientation Program
Keywords:outdoor orientation programs, flourishing, resilience, well-being, student readiness, transition to higher education, adjustment to higher education
AbstractThis 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 preestablished 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.Subscribe to JOREL
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