Profiling Outdoor Leadership

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Brymer, Eric, Gray, Tonia, Carpenter, Cathryn and Cotton, Wayne (2010) Profiling Outdoor Leadership. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2 (1). pp. 93-108. ISSN 1948-5123


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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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Keywords ResPubID23229, connectedness to nature, ecological attitudes, outdoor leaders, transformational leadership, transactional leadership
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