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New Issue of the JOREL Available!



Dr. Andrew Bobilya, Western Carolina University, Editor-in-Chief

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17th issue of the JOREL Published - Volume 7(1)

Bowling Green, Ky. The Western Kentucky University Research Foundation, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education; and the Wilderness Education Association are pleased to announce publication of Volume 7(1) of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership.

The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to outdoor recreation, education, and leadership to help develop theory and practice. The journal seeks quantitative and/or qualitative research findings; conceptual or theoretical discussions; or program practices. Relevant topic areas (centered on outdoor recreation, outdoor education, or outdoor leadership) for the journal include, but are not limited to: outdoor recreation, adventure recreation, outdoor education, outdoor leadership, pedagogy, administration, programming, risk management, wilderness medicine, certification, participant behavior, trends, diversity, training, and outcomes. Authors may consider submitting a manuscript in any one of the following three categories: (a) Regular Papers; (b) Essays, Practices, and Commentaries;and (c) Research Notes. Descriptions of the manuscript categories can be found on the JOREL website.

All previously published JOREL articles (excluding those in our 6 month embargo) are now indexed and have full text coverage. For specific details please visit the following url:

Abstracts (free) and full articles (available by subscription) are available at Volume 7(1) includes the following:

Editors’ Notes

  1. Constraints, environmental intentions, intuition, and sanitation: Editors’ notes (Andrew J. Bobilya and Raymond A. Poff)

Regular Papers

  1. Parental perceptions of constraints to family participation in nature-based, outdoor experiences (Katie Shaw, Denise M. Anderson, and Bob Barcelona)
  1. Do children increase their environmental consciousness during summer camp? A comparison of two programs (Margaret Ann Garner, Elizabeth Doster Taft, and Cheryl L. Stevens)
  1. Gender and the role of intuition in staff training and the field among college outdoor program professional staff (Mat D. Duerden, Michael B. Edwards, and Robin Lizzo)

Essays, Practices, and Commentaries

  1. Sanitation procedures and policies among university climbing walls in the United States (Erik Rabinowitz and Eric Frauman)

Other Journals’ Table of Contents

  1. Australian Journal of Outdoor Education (AJOE) Table of Contents, Volume 17(2)
  1. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning (JAEOL) Table of Contents, Volume 15(1)
  1. Journal of Experiential Education (JEE) Table of Contents, Volume 38(1)

The journal advisory group (representing AORE, WEA, and WKURF) includes: Raymond Poff, Ph.D., Western Kentucky University; Eric Frauman, Ph.D., Appalachian State University; Connie Foster, MLS, Western Kentucky University; Rose Verbos, University of Utah; Nate Furman, Ph.D., University of Utah; and Jerel Cowan, Ph.D., University of Central Oklahoma.

Support for The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership

The journal, hosted at WKU, uses resources available through TopSCHOLAR® a University-wide, centralized digital repository dedicated to scholarly research, creative activity and other full-text learning resources that merit enduring and archival value and permanent access. TopSCHOLAR® uses the Digital Commons platform from Berkeley Electronic Press

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) provides opportunities for professionals and students in the field of outdoor recreation and education to exchange information, promote the preservation and conservation of the natural environment, and address issues common to college, university, community, military, and other not-for-profit outdoor recreation and education programs.

The Wilderness Education Association (WEA) promotes the professionalism of outdoor leadership through establishment of national standards, curriculum design, implementation, advocacy, and research driven initiatives.

The Western Kentucky University Research Foundation (WKURF) is organized to support Western Kentucky University efforts to promote the development, implementation, and coordination of extramurally sponsored programs involving research, instruction, public service, and to legally protect, manage and commercialize intellectual property resulting from research, scholarship and creative activities on behalf of Western Kentucky University.

Published: 04/01/15