Master of Science in Sport and Leisure Service Management
Cynthia Carruthers, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes associated with a short term women's canoe trip. Short debriefings, field observations and in-depth interviews were used to capture women's experiences and the processes that take place to achieve these experiences.
Eight females from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas participated in a three day canoeing trip led by the University's outdoor program. Their ages range from 18 to 40 and are all affiliated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in some way.
Results from the participant's interviews highlighted four major themes. These themes are the disengagement from traditional roles, connection to other women, confidence and empowerment, and enjoyment. These results support that an outdoor environment can be conducive to elevating self-efficacy and empowerment in women.
Benefits; Effect on self-esteem; Empowerment; Recreation; Self-efficacy; Wilderness; Women
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Libby, Joanna Leigh, "Outcomes associated with a UNLV outdoor adventures' women's wilderness canoe trip" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 6.
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