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dc.contributor.authorHickman, Marken
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorBeard, Colinen
dc.contributor.authorInkster, Allisonen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-10T09:50:58Z
dc.date.available2017-08-10T09:50:58Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-27
dc.identifier.citationHickman, M., Stokes, P., Beard, C., and Inkster, A. (2017) Doing the plastic fantastic: ‘artificial’ adventure and older adult climbers. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Education (pre-publication).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/14400
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to determine the perceptions and experiences of climbing at artificial climbing walls (ACWs) as undertaken by a cohort of ‘young-old’ people (circa 65-75). The engagement of older people in outdoor activities and adventure is an evolving topic, however, as part of this development little has been written on the use of ACWs. Methodologically, the research employed in-depth semi-structured focus groups and interviews with a purposive convenience sample of six, subsequently expanded to ten through snowball technique. Male and female sexes were equally represented. Manual thematic analysis identified two key motifs: ACWs and the notion of adventure; and, ACWs and the potential for learning. The findings point at: what constitutes ‘real’ adventure for this group of older adults; the shifting nature of ‘old age’; the significance of self-awareness; and the role of reflexivity and physical activity in the construction of a ‘successful’ old age.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.subjectadventureen
dc.subjectartificialen
dc.subjectclimbingen
dc.subjectlearningen
dc.subjectolder adultsen
dc.titleDoing the plastic fantastic: ‘artificial’ adventure and older adult climbersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2017.1308874
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2017-03-07en
dc.exception.reasonfull text not deposited within 3 months. ft may be on Sheffield Hallam and uni. of central Lancs.en


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