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作者 Holden, George Thomas, III
書名 The impacts of satellite phone technology on a North Carolina Outward Bound school experience
國際標準書號 0496843060
book jacket
說明 118 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-06, Section: A, page: 2359
Director: Aram Attarian
Thesis (Ph.D.)--North Carolina State University, 2004
There is a growing use of cellular and satellite (cell/sat) phones in the backcountry, especially among outdoor adventure programs. A number of positive and negative implications have resulted by incorporating cell/sat phones into the risk management process. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the implications of satellite phone technology on a participant's wilderness and North Carolina Outward Bound School experience
The study was conducted at the Table Rock and Cedar Rock base camps of the North Carolina Outward Bound School during summer 2003. Respondents (N = 261) completed a 2-page questionnaire which contained scales measuring (1) wilderness and (2) Outward Bound experience items. Participants were divided into control (no knowledge of a satellite phone) and experimental (knowledge of a satellite phone) groups, grouped together by length of course
Data were analyzed using scale confirmation (reliability and factor analysis), one-way ANOVA, and multivariate GLM. The analyses suggested a statistically significant difference on items addressing the wilderness experience in the scales between participants who had knowledge about the satellite phone and those with no knowledge about the phone. However, there was no statistically significant difference found on items addressing the Outward Bound experience in the scales between participants who knew about the satellite phone and those who did not know about the phone
To date, this study has been the only research effort conducted concerning communication technology and a participant's experience. By continuing to use pre-existing scales developed by other researchers and developing new scales to measure a participant's experiences separate from the wilderness experience, this study contributes to the knowledge of the adventure recreation field allowing researchers to better understand the impacts of communication devices on the users' experiences. This encourages further study on the impact of communication technology on the user's experience
School code: 0155
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 65-06A
主題 Recreation
Psychology, Social
Mass Communications
Alt Author North Carolina State University
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