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Common Ground Produces Results!

 

  Research results overwhelmingly suggest that the Common Ground Program facilitates the group cohesion it is claiming to produce.

In this study Dr. J. Scott Glass, Phd. reports the results of a study which examined the effects of participation in a low-element challenge course on level of group cohesion as perceived by adolescents between the ages of 11 and 14. 

Participants were 230 children between the ages of 11 and 14 attending public schools in Eastern North Carolina who volunteered and received parental permission to participate in the low-element challenge course program at the Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center and in this research study.

Results of this study suggest that participation in a one-day, low-element challenge course, such as the one offered at the Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center, does develop group cohesion among adolescent participants.

This study showed that various races (Whites, African-Americans, Hispanics), both genders, and age groups between 11-14 perceived group cohesion in a similar manner as a result of the low-element challenge course program.

Participation in a low-element challenge course program increased the perception of group cohesion among adolescents between the ages of 11 and 14. In addition, findings from this study suggest that adolescent participants perceived an increase in group cohesion through the experience regardless of their age, race, and gender.

This study found that the variables of race, gender, and age (11-14) did not statistically affect the level of group cohesion resulting from participation in a low-element challenge course program. In other words, the Don Lee Common Ground program is has been proven to facilitate group cohesion among adolescents ages 11-14, regardless of their race, gender or age. Each of those groups experienced a similar increase in their perceptions of group cohesion. 


The program has been proven to facilitate group cohesion among adolescents ages 11-14, regardless of what race they are, regardless of whether they are male and female, and regardless of their age. The program is a successful multicultural program, affecting all who participate in it in a similar manner. The results overwhelmingly suggest that the program facilitates the group cohesion it is claiming to produce.

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