Beyond Decision Making for Outdoor Leaders: Expanding the Safety Behaviour Research Agenda

Authors

  • Jeff S. Jackson

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/JOREL-2016-V8-I2-7692

Keywords:

decision making, outdoor leadership, led outdoor activities, safety behavior, outdoor safety

Abstract

The study of safety behaviour of designated outdoor leaders primarily revolves around their decision making and judgement. The last ten years, however, have seen relatively little peer-reviewed research regarding guide or instructor safety cognition and behaviour. The narrow decision making focus of modern work makes for a field of study disconnected from larger theoretical or organizational science approaches to safety – approaches from which the outdoor leadership safety behaviour research agenda may be vastly expanded. It is the intention of this paper to place outdoor leadership decision making within the greater context of work-place safety behaviour research, and identify important avenues of investigation to further our understanding of the complexity of safety behaviour.

Published

2016-10-28

Issue

Section

Regular Papers