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Profiling outdoor leadership

Brymer, Eric, Gray, Tonia , Carpenter, Cathryn , & Cotton, Wayne (2010) Profiling outdoor leadership. The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2(1), pp. 93-108.

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Abstract

This paper examines the role outdoor recreation and education plays in the development of generic leaders who have a positive relationship to the natural world. Three questionnaires (Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire - MLQ; the New Ecological Paradigm Scale - NEP; and the Connectedness to Nature Scale - CNS) were administered online to 104 international outdoor leaders through five online networks. The three instruments assessed the nexus of transformational leadership theory and outdoor leadership. A descriptive analysis of early findings from the project are outlined in this paper. The results can be viewed as an appropriate platform for understanding outdoor recreation and education leaders’ ecological perspectives and the generic, transformational leadership skills.

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ID Code: 41066
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The journal's mission is to improve outdoor recreation, education, and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts centered on professional practice, research, and theoretical discussions. The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership encourages manuscript submissions from authors inside and outside of academia.
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Keywords: Connectedness to Nature, Ecological Attitudes, Outdoor Leaders, Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership
ISSN: 1948-5123
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 (please consult the author).
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2011 08:35
Last Modified: 04 May 2011 16:49

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