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Title: Attitudes toward roles in a wilderness education program

Author: Hendricks, William W.;

Date: 2000

Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 203-207

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Description: This study examined students’ attitudes toward the impact monster and the good guy roles in the impact monster skit and determined if attitudes differed by gender and grade level. In addition, differences in high- and low-involvement with the skit were analyzed. The impact monster skit is a popular wilderness education program designed to teach appropriate wilderness behavior and low-impact skills. Results indicate that the students had favorable attitudes toward the “good guy” and unfavorable attitudes toward the “impact monster.” Significant differences were found for grade level and gender attitudes toward some message sources. There was no difference in the attitude scores of high- and low-involvement individuals.

Keywords: wilderness, attitudes, behavior, education programs, impact monster

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Hendricks, William W. 2000. Attitudes toward roles in a wilderness education program. In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 203-207

 


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