The effects of a leisure education programme on the self concepts and life effectiveness of at-risk youth in Taiwan

Chung Chi Wu, Chih Mou Hsieh*

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Abstract

For a long time in Western countries, outdoor adventure education programmes have been used with at-risk youth. Following these successful examples, the City-Guy Foundation in Taiwan organised a 28-day programme for 12 at-risk youth during July and August 2004. A self concept scale and a life effectiveness questionnaire were used to examine the effects of this programme. The findings reported here show that the participants improved their self-concepts and on all the measures of life effectiveness. The paper concludes with some implications of the findings for future research and future leisure education programmes for at-risk youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Leisure Journal
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • At-risk youth
  • Leisure education
  • Life effectiveness
  • Outdoor adventure education
  • Self-concept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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