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dc.contributor.authorKirk, Liz
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-22T19:40:15Z
dc.date.available2013-02-22T19:40:15Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4202
dc.description.abstractOrganizations offering therapeutic wilderness programming have a responsibility to ensure the well-being of their front line employees. A system of social support that is formed through communication with others, either personally or professionally, can assist field instructors in effectively managing the demands arising from their work. Phenomenological analysis of semi-structured interview transcripts from seven participants provided insight on perceptions of necessity, accessibility and use of social support. Fourteen main themes and thirteen subthemes emerged from the data. Findings are presented using the six components of Parsons’ (1980) staff development model and strongly suggest program managers consider and apply specific measures aimed at increasing the social support for front line field instructors in a wilderness therapy work context.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectsocial support, turnover, phenomenology, field instructors, wilderness therapyen_US
dc.titleExploring Perceptions of Accessibility, Necessity and Use of Social Support for Wilderness Therapy Field Instructorsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-08T01:56:13Z


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