The impact of John Muir Award experiences on the health-related behaviours, attitudes and aspirations of participants

Mitchell, R. and Bushby, R. (2011) The impact of John Muir Award experiences on the health-related behaviours, attitudes and aspirations of participants. In: Marrs, S.J., Foster, S., Hendrie, C., Mackey, E.C. and Thompson, D.B.A. (eds.) The Changing Nature of Scotland. TSO Scotland, pp. 133-138.

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Abstract

<p>The John Muir Award encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with, enjoy, and care for the planet’s wild places. This involves meeting four challenges: discovering a wild place; actively exploring it; doing something to conserve it; and sharing these experiences.</p> <p>There are positive impacts arising from involvement, not least high levels of enjoyment and direct engagement with groups ordinarily less likely to undertake outdoor experiences.</p> <p>Once introduced to natural environments, there is a heightened aspiration by participants to revisit them; however, evidence of longer term behaviour change was not identified in follow-up surveys.</p>

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mitchell, Professor Richard
Authors: Mitchell, R., and Bushby, R.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Publisher:TSO Scotland
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