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Research in Outdoor Education

Abstract

This study compares outcomes of male and female participants from Outward Bound (OB) and National Outdoor Leadership Schools (NOLS) courses during the summer of 2006. Means-end theory was used to analyze the differences in males versus females from the 510 subjects' responses. Understanding the differences between the outcomes males and females obtain can lead to specific programming objectives. This can impact how organizations such as OB and NOLS program for both gender-specific and co-educational groups. So therefore, by gaining knowledge of differences between males and females we can then gain an understanding of gender roles and frameworks.

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