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Can communitas explain how young people achieve identity development in outdoor adventure in light of contemporary individualised life?

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posted on 2024-06-13, 10:29 authored by D Ashworth
In contemporary life, young people’s identity development is a popular topic for investigation. This includes better understanding their development and their participation in outdoor adventure. From ancient times to modern days, literature conveys the benefits of outdoor adventure on their identity development and more recently there is a growing focus on understanding how and why it occurs. This article discusses the author’s doctoral research conducted on the Western Australian Leeuwin II tall ship that explored the relationship between trainees’ personal development and their participation on this ocean-bound vessel in light of an individualised contemporary life. The study recognised the Leeuwin II tall ship as communitas contributing to trainees’ personal development. The article considers communitas explaining how and why outdoor adventure benefits young people’s personal development, which has implications for young people’s development in the twenty-first century.

History

Journal

Journal of adventure education and outdoor learning

Volume

17

Pagination

216-226

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1472-9679

eISSN

1754-0402

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Institute for Outdoor Learning

Issue

3

Publisher

Taylor & Francis