THE STUDY

The Australian Education Reporter - - GREAT LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS -

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.

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