The purpose of this study was to adapt a measure for coping in outdoor adventure activities that reliable and valid inferences could be made. To do this, the constructs were clearly defined; relevant items were written representing the constructs. An expert panel reviewed the items for content validity, and the instrument was administered to subjects to gather evidence supporting the reliability and validity of inferences. The instrument adapted will provide a foundation for future research and understanding related to outdoor adventure coping skills. In addition, evidence supporting the reliability and validity of inferences of the assessment serve to measure outcomes in adventure and wilderness therapy programs.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Russell, Melissa S., "Adaptation of an Adolescent Coping Assessment for Outdoor Adventure" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 3031.
assessment, adolescent coping, adolescent stress, adventure therapy