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dc.contributor.advisorCairns, Kathleen V.
dc.contributor.authorMcDiarmid, Karen L.
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T23:10:17Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T23:10:17Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.citationMcDiarmid, K. L. (1994). Women's experience of wilderness recreation (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/17700en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612032108en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30500
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 169-178.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore women's lived experience of wilderness recreation, and develop a deeper understanding of the "lived meaning" of the phenomenon. The research was guided by the principles of feminist and phenomenological methodology. Four women participated in the interview process, and data analysis of the resulting protocols followed Colaizzi's (1978) phenomenological method. An exhaustive narrative, focused around seven essential themes, was written. The seven themes which emerged from the data were: 1) personal agency: entering the process; 2) the dance with fear and doubt; 3) being-in-relationship; 4) a microcosm of life; 5) joy and power: the embodied experience; 6) states of grace: transcending ordinary experience; and 7) a way of being. The fundamental structure, or central meaning, of the phenomenon was explicated. This fundamental structure was drawn from the invariant aspects of the themes and an essay incorporating relevant literature with the findings was presented. Implications for counselling and the limitations of the study were considered.
dc.format.extentviii, 185 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccRC 489 A38 M33 1994en
dc.subject.lcshAdventure therapy
dc.subject.lcshFeminist therapy
dc.subject.lcshWilderness areas
dc.subject.lcshWomen - Recreation
dc.titleWomen's experience of wilderness recreation
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/17700
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccRC 489 A38 M33 1994en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 989 520538299


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.