Research in Outdoor Education


The intent of this paper is to introduce a theoretical framework for considering connec­tions between outdoor adventure and health, not to present the findings of one or two new re­search studies. A compilation of empirical data will be presented from various studies to illus­trate the proposed connections, and provide documentation for subjective observations and beliefs long held by outdoor adventure educa­tors. Therefore, the format that follows is not one of a typical research report, but of a position paper with supporting empirical data from the author's own research.