Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

The Effects of Camp Experience on Self Esteem
Dorian, A.E., & Chambliss, C. 
Unpublished manuscript, Ursinus College, 1994

Purpose:
Examine the effects of an ethnic awareness and spirituality focused camp experience on self- esteem.

Sample:
2-week Greek Orthodox summer camp in Greece, 248 American children of Greek descent ages 12 -18. Grouped 12-15 and 16-18

Methods/Instruments:
Pre-, Post- test, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE) 

Results:

  • Significant increase in self-esteem scores.
  • 16-18 age group scored significantly higher than 12-15 age group on both pre- and post- tests for self-esteem.

 

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