Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

What Does Camp Do For Kids?: 
A Meta-Analysis of the Organized Camping Experience on the Self Constructs of Youth

Marsh, Paul E.
Thesis. Indiana University, Bloomington 1999

Purpose:
Examination and synthesis of previous research regarding the effects of an organized camp experience on children's constructs of self.

Sample:
61 studies were initially investigated. 22 were included based on measurement of self-construct and sufficiency of data.

Methods/Instruments:
"Interpretation of data was based on point line plots, regression analysis, and effect size sensitivity analysis."

Results:
"The random effect is positively related to the individual camp's ability to operationalize strategies that focus on enhancing self. The effect is greater for younger campers and a positive effect was found across all ages studied."

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