Bibliographies of Camp-related Research
Self Esteem of Young Children in a Camp Situation
Evans, Piromrak Karnsaway
Dissertation. Texas Women's University 1992
Determine the effects of summer camp attendance on children's self-esteem.
40 girls, ages 7-10, (quantitative collection) and 5 girls, ages 8 and 9, (qualitative collection), upper middle class background, attending an 8 week residential girls camp.
Pre-, post-test, Martinek-Zaichkowsky Self-Concept Scale for Children, Participant observations.
- Significant positive change in self-concept scores.
- Age not correlated with change in self-concept scores.
- Correlation between camping activities and change in self-concept scores.
- Qualitative observations provided.