Effects of a tall ship sail training experience on adolescents’ self-concept
International Journal of Educational Research Volume 58, Number 1, ISSN 0883-0355 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study investigates the impact of a sail training education programme on the self-concept of a group of 147 adolescents. The Competence and Social domains of Bracken's self-concept scale were assessed by a quasi-experimental design in three phases: before commencement of the activities, on the last day of the voyage, and three months after completion of the programme. A significant difference (Competence: effect size 0.2, p<.001; Social: effect size 0.23, p<.05) was identified soon after the sail experience, but this effect was only temporary. Our analysis was confirmed by a bootstrapping technique. Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological theory was used as a general interpretative framework in order to identify personal and environmental factors that can sustain developmental changes over time.
Capurso, M. & Borsci, S. (2013). Effects of a tall ship sail training experience on adolescents’ self-concept. International Journal of Educational Research, 58(1), 15-24. Elsevier Ltd.