Little is known about the experiences of students on college outdoor orientation trips who experience lower levels of belonging within their group. During this study students who experienced lower belonging on one program were interviewed to identify common characteristics of these experiences. Due to a small number of research participants, the study was expanded through a national survey to include outdoor orientation participants at 23 schools. Although the expansion of the study increased the likelihood of reaching more participants, it did not result in additional interviews. The difficulty in reaching students who experience lower levels of belonging on outdoor orientation trips became a significant element of the research. Aspects of the responses from these individuals may align with experiences of shame. Elements of shame are discussed as a potential explanation for the low response rate, as well as recommendations for future researchers.
|Advisor:||Bell, Brent J.|
|Commitee:||Bobilya, Andrew J., Mitten, Denise|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||MAI 57/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Belongingness, Exclusion, Outdoor education, Outdoor orientation, Shame|
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