publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Back to basics: can unstructured camping promote wellbeing?

Rodriguez, AM;
Open Access
  • Published: 10 Apr 2017 Journal: Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, volume 38, pages 49-56 (issn: 0964-1866, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the perceived wellbeing benefits of the unstructured camping experience for young adults. Design/methodology/approach This is a cross-sectional descriptive phenomenological study. Young adults between the ages of 21 and 30 years with recent experiences of camping were invited to participate in the study. A descriptive phenomenological approach was taken, involving photograph-guided semi-structured interviews and Colaizzi’s seven-stage analysis framework. Ethical approval was granted by the university where the study was managed. Findings Four female participants were interviewed; each interview lasted approximately...
Subjects
free text keywords: Phychiatric Mental Health, Clinical Psychology, Health Professions (miscellaneous), Psychiatry and Mental health, Escapism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology, Green exercise, Relationship maintenance, Originality, Stressor, Adventure, Phenomenology (philosophy), Nursing, General perceptions, Medical education, GV, H1, HV

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