The impact of outdoor youth programs on positive adolescent development: Study protocol for a controlled crossover trial.
This study takes place over a period of 36 months and examines a purpose-designed, seven-day outdoor program intended to promote positive adjustment in young people.
Up to 400 participants (ages 14–16 years) will be recruited from across two Victorian secondary schools.
Outcome measures include self-reported social and emotional health, and teacher-reported ratings of academic performance and school conduct.
Results will be of interest to educators internationally and those involved in improving social and emotional health in adolescents.