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Men's wilderness experience and spirituality: further explorationsAuthor(s): Paul Heintzman
Source: In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 55-59.
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DescriptionMost previous research on wilderness experience and spirituality focuses on women only or mixed male and female groups. This qualitative research study investigated the spiritual impact of participation in a men-only wilderness canoe trip. In-depth interviews were conducted after the trip with six participants. Interpretive analysis identified five themes: spiritual friendships, friendships facilitated by conversations, openness facilitated by the menonly group, spirituality facilitated by wilderness as God?s creation, and space for spirituality facilitated by wilderness.
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CitationHeintzman, Paul. 2008. Men''s wilderness experience and spirituality: further explorations. In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 55-59.
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