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1 Allsop, JaredAssessing the social effects of a therapeutic recreation summer camp for adolescents withi chronic illnessThis study assessed the social effects of a therapeutic recreation summer camp for adolescents with chronic illness. Over two million adolescents in the United States have some form of a chronic illness and frequently have decreased levels of social self-efficacy and social performance. Social self-...Adolescents; Chronic Illness; Social self-efficacy; Summer camp; Therapeutic recreation2012-05
2 Price, Lisa KatePredicting vacation rental intentions along the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast using the theory of planned behaviorMost research predicting future behaviors have used the Theory of Reasoned Action or the Theory of Planned Behavior. A visitor's intention to return has been used as a measure of potential repeat patronage in travel and tourism research. As real estate development companies continue to saturate the ...Attitudes; Intention to return; Perceived behavioral control; Subjective influences; Theory of planned behavior2013-12
3 Spencer, Callie Cross"Wow, that bitch is crazy!": exploring gendered performances in leisure spaces surrounding reality televisionIn Reality Bites Back, Jennifer L. Pozner states, "Women are bitches. Women are stupid. Women are incompetent at work and failures at home. Women are gold diggers. How do we know? Because reality TV tells us so." Not only does reality TV shape what we think about the "way things are," it also shapes...Cultural studies; Duoethnography; Gender; Performance studies; Poststructuralism; The Bachelor2014-12
4 Szolosi, Andrew MartinThe effect of mystery, mediated by fascination, on recognition memory among college students viewing scenes of natureToday?s college students face a number of new and demanding situations that often leave them feeling mentally fatigued. Recovery from this type of fatigue is contingent upon a person being able to rest directed attention, a capacity that requires effort. One approach to resting directed attention is...Attention restoration theory; Directed attention fatigue; Fascination; Mystery2011-05
5 Rose, AnnikenRestorative environments' influence on cognitive flexibility in developing adultsNatural environments have been shown to have many psychological benefits for the human psyche. Among these benefits are mental stress reduction, positive emotional impacts, and attention restoration. Cognitive Flexibility is the ability to alternate perspectives due to changing situational demands. ...Adult development; Cognitive flexibility; Environmental psychology; Natural environment; Recreation therapy; Restorative environment2011-05
6 Sgalitzer, Hilary A.Travelers' philanthropy: understanding tourists' motivations to financially donate at Sweetwater Chimpannzee SanctuaryPark and protected area managers continue to address pressing conservation issues, such as biodiversity preservation and the prevention of species loss. However, parks and protected areas are frequently faced with financial constraints, and increasingly use ecotourism to generate financial support. ...Caring; Conservation; Ecotourism; Interpretation; Travelers' philanthropy; Trust2013-12
7 Schwab, Keri AnnStudying family leisure from a systems perspectiveFamily leisure often occurs in ways that do not result in families accruing the suggested benefits of leisure. This study sought to examine the interactions that occur during family leisure and how such interactions might influence desired outcomes. Research was conducted from a systems perspective...Family; Leisure; Recreation; Systems2011-08
8 Schumann, ScottThe accuracy of self-efficacy beliefs in outdoor educationIn the present era of outcome assessment and accountability, self-efficacy is a popular outcome measure in outdoor and adventure education. Self-efficacy beliefs are context specific perceptions an individual possesses about a likelihood of success in future tasks and are related to well-being confi...Accuracy; Metacognition; Outdoor Education; Scale; Self-assessment; Self-efficacy2013-05
9 Gomm, KatieThe effect of a labyrinth experience and setting on attention, affect, and tranquility, among garden staffAt some point, people may face an experience that causes sensory overload, mental fatigue, or stress from living in an urban environment. Recovery from the negative influences of the urban environment, according to Attention Restoration Theory (ART) and Stress Recovery Theory, is based on resting ex...Labyrinth; Mindfullness meditation; Restorative environment2014-05
10 Richins, CharityThe influence of staged experiences on delightedness and behavioral intentionsThe tourism and hospitably industry has focused on customer service and satisfaction as their standard for increasing market share and financial success. During the last decade, industry leaders have shifted from this traditional orientation to customer delightedness in an attempt to achieve greater...Delightedness; Heritage tourism; Staged experiences; Theme; Tourism2011-05
11 Sarnoff, Philip J.The effect of in-group and out-group persuasive communications about climate change on the environmental beliefs and behavioral intentions of winter recreationistsClimate change has become a ubiquitous topic in society. The majority of the scientific community has concluded that climate change is occurring and that humans are primarily responsible. However, there is less agreement among the general public. Within the winter recreation industry, inconsistent p...Climate change; Elaboration Likelihood Model; Social identity; Winter recreation2012-12
12 Splan, Kimberly SusanThe effects of fascination and extent on judgments of tranquilityMany contemporary work, school, and home environments produce attentional fatigue. One way to recover from such attentional fatigue is to place oneself in environments or settings that promote feelings of tranquility. One way to begin systematic study of environment-tranquility relations is to fram...Attention restoration theory; Environmental psychology; Hierarchal linear modeling; Landscape architecture and design; Restorative environments; Tranquility; Behavioral psychology; Environmental philosophy; Recreation2011-05
13 Altschuler, BenjaminEmotional responses to identity affirming touristic vignettes in middle-class Chinese and American individualsTouristic experiences produce a wide array of emotions, which provide insight into the importance of these events. The Chinese outbound tourism market is expected to produce over 80 million tourists in 2013, fueled mainly by the Chinese middle-class. Tourism providers need to closely examine the emo...Asian Studies; Cultural Resources Management; Ethnic studies; Recreation2010
14 Ruddell, Lauren HallThe effect of fascination type on attention restoration, mood repair, and stress recovery as mediated through relaxation response in college studentsToday's college students face a number of new and demanding situations that deplete personal resources, leaving them mentally fatigued, tense, irritable, distractible, and physiologically stressed. One approach to replenishing these personal resources is to interact with settings that minimize the d...Attention; Fascination; Mood; Restoration; Stress; Wildlife; Behavioral psychology; Natural Resource Management; Cognitive psychology2013-12
15 Kim, JunThe effect of visual and auditory coherence on judgments of tranquility to simulated nature experiencesMany contemporary work and home environments produce attentional fatigue. One way to recover from such attentional fatigue is to place oneself in environments that promote feelings of tranquility. One way to begin a systematic study of environment-tranquility relations is to frame the research withi...Mental health; Music; Natural environment; Nature; Relaxation; Visual effect; Philosophy of Science; Social psychology2013-08
16 Collins, Rachel H.The effect of an extended wilderness education experience on ill-structured problem-solving skill development in emerging adult studentsIn a society that is becoming more dynamic, complex, and diverse, the ability to solve ill-structured problems has become an increasingly critical skill. Emerging adults are at a critical life stage that is an ideal time to develop the skills needed to solve illstructured problems (ISPs) as they are...Emerging adulthood; Ill-structured problems; Outdoor education; Problem solving; Wilderness expedition experiences; Adult education; Recreation2014-05
17 Barney, Keith WayneThe effect of two disability-awareness training models on stigmatizing attitudes among future healthcare professionalsStigmatizing attitudes about disability are a major problem for people who have disabilities, those who interact with them in healthcare settings, and society at large. Past efforts to decrease the negative attitudes surrounding disability have used interaction and exposure activities as mechanisms ...Awareness workshop; Contact theory; Disability; Social model of disability; Stigma; Wheelchair sports; Social psychology; Public Health Education2011-05
18 Furman, Nathan NeilThe effects of a treatment curriculum on the learning transfer of prosocial behavior in adventure educationThe issue of learning transfer is of prime importance to the field of adventure education. Adventure education programs are designed to promote a variety of personal development outcomes for participants, and a significant amount of research has validated these outcomes. However, in order for stude...Environmental education; Educational psychology; Recreation; Curriculum development; Learning; Social psychology; Behavioral psychology; Adventure2011-05
19 Schultz, Jeremy RyanApplying the theory of planned behavior to participation in sustainable tourism certifiation programsSustainability has become an omnipresent concept within our culture and society. The importance of sustainability continues to grow as resources are depleted and cultures are irreparably damaged. The science of sustainability has taken on many forms such as renewable energy sources, transportation s...Behavioral Sciences; Recreation2014-05
20 Cachelin, Adrienne M.The impact of language framing on critical elaboration in sustainability educationBecause what people do individually and collectively is not based solely on what they know, the way educators communicate concepts in sustainability education is of utmost importance. Framing may impact recognized antecedents of pro-environmental behavior (such as attitudes) as well as traditional ...Critical thinking; Elaboration; Environmental education; Framing; Sustainability education2011-08
21 Browne, Laurie P.Effects of program design and implementation factors on campers' sense of day camp as a caring communityCaring communities support the healthy growth of young people by fostering caring one-on-one relationships as well as a sense of connectedness to the overall community. Through these mechanisms, caring communities are critical context;s for positive youth development. Day camps may be uniquely situ...Camp; Caring; Program design; Program implementation; Youth; Kinesiology; Recreation2011-05
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