Publications

Applied Health Sciences - Recreation & Leisure Studies




Publications

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Dyment, J. E., & O’Connell, T. S. (2013). The impact of playground design on play choices and behaviors of pre-school children. Children’s Geographies, 11(3), 1-18.
  • Hutson, G., Anderson, L., Breunig, M., O'Connell, T. S., Todd, S., & Young, A. (2012). A qualitative exploration of sense of community through reflective journals during wilderness outdoor education curricula. Research in Outdoor Education, 11, 1-17.
  • Latrhop, A., O'Connell, T. S., & Howard, R. A. (2012). The impact of a wilderness orientation program on first year student perceptions of life effectiveness and campus integration. Collected Essays on Teaching and Learning (CELT), V, 92-97.
  • Potter, T. G., Socha, T. L., & O’Connell, T. S. (2011). Outdoor adventure education in higher education: Characteristics of successful university degree programmes. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 12(2), 99-119.
  • Kirk, L., & O'Connell, T. S. (2012). Challenges facing field instructors employed in wilderness-based expeditionary programs: A review of the literature. Illuminaire: A Student Journal in Recreation, Parks & Leisure Studies, 10(1), 17-27.
  • Dyment, J. E., O’Connell, T. S., & Boyle, I. (2011). The intersection of Web 2.0 technologies and reflective journals: An investigation of possibilities, potential and pitfalls. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education & Leadership, 3(3), 137-150.
  • O’Connell, T. S., & Dyment, J. E. (2011). Health and physical education pre-service teacher perceptions of journals as a reflective tool in experience-based learning. European Physical Education Review, 17(2), 135-151.
  • Dyment, J. E., & O’Connell, T. S. (2011). Assessing the quality of reflection in student journals: A review of the research. Teaching in Higher Education, 16(1), 81-97.
  • O’Connell, T. S., & Dyment, J. E. (2011). The case of reflective journals: Is the jury still out? Reflective Learning, 12(1), 47-59.
  • Henderson, K., & O'Connell, T. S. (2010). Resilience as experienced by environmental educators. Research in Outdoor Education, 10, 26-37.
  • Breunig, M. C., O'Connell, T. S., Todd, S., Anderson, L., & Young, A. (2010). The impact of outdoor pursuits on college students' perceived sense of community. Journal of Leisure Research, 42(4), 551-572.
  • Dyment, J. E., & O’Connell, T. S. (2010). The quality of reflection in student journals: A review of limiting and enabling factors. Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 35(4), 233-244.
  • O’Connell, T. S. (2010). The effects of age, gender and level of experience on motivation to sea kayak. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 10(1), 1-16.
  • O'Connell, T. S., Todd, S., Breunig, M., Young, A., Anderson, L., & Anderson, D. (2008). The effect of leadership style on sense of community and group cohesion in outdoor pursuits trip groups. Research in Outdoor Education, 9, 43-59.
  • Breunig, M., & O'Connell, T. S. (2008). Sense of community among high mountain travellers in South America. New Zealand Journal of Outdoor Education, 2(3), 69-88.
  • Dyment, J. E., & O'Connell, T. S. (2008). Student perceptions of journaling as a reflective tool in experience-based learning. Journal for the Art of Teaching, X(1), 101-108.
  • Dyment, J. E., & O'Connell, T. S. (2006). Journal writing on wilderness expeditions as a tool for sustainability education - The potential and reality. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 6, 139-148.
  • O'Connell, T. S., & Dyment, J. E. (2006). Reflections on using journals in higher education: A focus group discussion with faculty. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 31(6), 671-691.
  • O'Connell, T. S., & Breunig, M. (2005). Sense of community on integrated wilderness trips: A pilot study. In K. Paisley, C. J. Bunting, A. B. Young & K. Bloom (Eds.), Research in Outdoor Education (Vol. 7). Cortland, NY: Coalition for Education in the Outdoors.
  • O'Connell, T. S., Potter, T., Curthoys, L. P., Dyment, J. E., & Cuthbertson, B. (2005). A call for sustainability education in post-secondary outdoor recreation programs. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 6(1), 81-94.
  • Grossman, A. H., O'Connell, T. S., & D'Augelli, A. R. (2005). Leisure and recreational 'girl--boy' activities - Studying the unique challenges provided by transgendered young people.Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies, 29(1), 5-26.
  • O'Connell, T. S., & Dyment, J. E. (2004a). Journals of post secondary outdoor recreation students: The results of a content analysis.The Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 4(2), 159-172.
  • O'Connell, T. S., & Dyment, J. E. (2004b). Maximizing the potential of journals: A workshop for recreation and leisure students. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 19, 186-190.
  • Dyment, J. E., & O'Connell, T. S. (2003). "Journal writing is something we have to learn on our own" - The results of a focus group discussion with recreation students. Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 18, 23-37.
  • O'Connell, T. S., & Dyment, J. E. (2003). Effects of a workshop on perceptions of journaling in university outdoor education field courses: An exploratory study. Journal of Experiential Education, 26(2), 75-87.
  • O'Connell, T. S. (2002a). Multidimensional self-concept and outdoor adventure education with adolescents. In M. D. Bialeschki, K. Henderson, A. B. Young, & R. G. Andrejewski (Eds.), Research in Outdoor Education, Vol. 6. Cortland, NY: Coalition for Education in the Outdoors.
  • O'Connell, T. S. (2002b). Leading together: Partners on the trail. Journal of Canadian Outward Bound Education, 8(1), 24-30.
  • D'Augelli, A. R., Grossman, A. H., Hershberger, S., & O'Connell, T. S. (2001). Aspects of mental health among older lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults. Aging & Mental Health, 5, 149-158.
  • Grossman, A. H., D'Augelli, A. R., & O'Connell, T. S. (2001). Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, and 60 or older in North America. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 13(4), 23-40.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Todd, S. L., Young, A. B., Anderson, L. S., O’Connell, T. S., & Breunig, M. (2009).  Sense of place in outdoor pursuits trip groups.  In D. B. Klenosky & C. LeBlanc Fisher (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium (Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42, pp. 172-180). Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
  • Grossman, A. H., O'Connell, T. S., & D'Augelli, A. R. (2002). Transgender youth: Challenging traditional 'girl-boy' activities - Implications of an exploratory study for new directions in research. In L. Lawrence & S. Parker (Eds.), Leisure Studies: Trends in Theory and Research (pp. 83-104). Eastbourne, UK: Leisure Studies Association.

Refereed Papers Given at Conferences

  • Howard, R. A., O'Connell, T. S., & Lathrop, A. H., (2013, April 7-9). Does the place matter? - Results from the Brock BaseCamp outdoor orientation program. Paper presented at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Cooperstown, NY.
  • Lathrop, A. H., O’Connell, T. S., & Howard, R. A. (2012, November 8-10). Transition, community and campus affinity: Student perceptions about institutional engagement and the “Brock BaseCamp” first-year outdoor orientation experience. Paper presented at the Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Mount Royal University, Banff, AB.

  • Todd, S. L., Hutson, G., O’Connell, T. S., Young, A., Anderson, L., & Breunig, M. (2012, November 1-4). Utilizing reflective journaling as a gateway to understanding sense of community: A unique triangulated research approach. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Symposium for Experiential Education Research in conjunction with the 40th Annual International Association of Experiential Education Conference, Madison, WI.

  • Todd, S., O’Connell, T. S., Hutson, G., Anderson, L., Young, A., & Breunig, M. (2012). Capturing sense of community on extended trips through student and leader reflective journals. Paper accepted for presentation at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, April 1-3, Cooperstown, NY, United States.
  • Hutson, G., Anderson, L., Breunig, M., Todd, S., O'Connell, T. S., & Young, A. (2012). Constraints and facilitators to sense of community: A qualitative exploration of participant trip journals during organized outdoor group experiences. Paper presented at the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Eleventh Biennial Research Symposium, January 13-15, Bradford Woods, IN, United States.
  • Lathrop, A., O’Connell, T. S., & Howard, R. (2011). Student retention and institutional support for a first-year outdoor orientation program: Early results from the “Brock BaseCamp” experience. Paper presented at the Centennial Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Mount Royal University, November 10-12, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Breunig, M., Anderson, L., O’Connell, T. S., Hutson, G., Young, A., and Todd, S. (2011). Journaling and sense of community: Perceptions of wilderness trip participants. Paper presented at the 2011 Symposium on Experiential Education Research, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Lathrop, A., O’Connell, T. S., & Howard, R. A. (2011). “More than just a building:” The impact of wilderness orientation on first year student perceptions of life effectiveness and campus integration. Paper presented at the 2011 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Todd, S., Anderson, L., Young, A., O’Connell, T. S., Hutson, G., & Breunig, M. (2011, April). Sense of place as a function of sense of community in outdoor pursuits trip groups. Paper presented at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Bolton Landing, New York.
  • Howard, R. A., & O’Connell, T. S. (2011, April 14). Government regulations and guide competencies: Managing risk in commercial river rafting. Paper presented at the Mapping the New Knowledges Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.
  • Henderson, K., & O’Connell, T. S. (2010, Sept. 28-29). Resilience in environmental educators. Paper presented at the North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium, Buffalo, New York.
  • Henderson, K., & O’Connell, T. S. (2010, Jan. 15-17). Resilience in environmental educators. Paper presented at the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Tenth Biennial Research Symposium, Bradford Woods, Indiana.
  • Dyment, J. E., & O’Connell, T. S. (2009, November 26). “Beyond regurgitating the facts:” Towards more critical journal writing. Paper presented at the Teaching Matters – Partnerships for Learning: On Campus and Beyond Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Howard, R. A., & O’Connell, T. S. (2009, April 30 – May 1). Possibilities for a community approach to risk mitigation: The Ottawa Valley whitewater adventure rafting industry. Paper presented at the 2009 Leisure, Space and Change Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Todd, S., Young, A., Anderson, L., O'Connell, T. S., & Breunig, M. (2008). Sense of place in outdoor pursuits trip groups. Paper presented at the Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium, Bolton Landing, New York.
  • Breunig, M., & O'Connell, T. S. (2008, January 21-24). Sense of community and group cohesion amongst trekkers and mountaineers in South America. Paper presented at the International Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education, Lincoln, New Zealand.
  • Borland, J., & O'Connell, T. S. (2008). A practical interpretation of spoken interactions during a challenge course activity. Paper presented at the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Eighth Biennial Research Symposium, Bradford Woods, Indiana.
  • Todd, S., O'Connell, T. S., Breunig, M., Young, A., Anderson, L., & Anderson, D. (2008). The effect of leadership style on sense of community and group cohesion in outdoor pursuits trip groups. Paper presented at the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Eighth Biennial Research Symposium, Bradford Woods, Indiana.
  • Breunig, M., O'Connell, T. S., Todd, S., Young, A., Anderson, L., & Anderson, D. (2007). Psychological sense of community and group cohesion on wilderness trips. Paper presented at the Symposium on Experiential Education Research, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Todd, S., Young, A., O'Connell, T. S., Anderson, L., Anderson, D., & Breunig, M. C. (2007, April). Sense of community and group cohesion in outdoor pursuits trip groups, Paper presented at the Northeast Recreation Research Conference, Bolton Landing, New York.
  • O'Connell, T. S., Breunig, M. C., Todd, S., Young, A., Anderson, L., & Anderson, D. (2007, April). Sense of community and group cohesion in outdoor adventure trip groups, Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference. Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Potter, T. G., Socha, T. L., & O'Connell, T. S. (2006, July 4-7). Outdoor adventure education in academia: Critical views. Paper presented at the Widening Horizons: Diversity in Theoretical and Critical Views of Outdoor Education, Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom.

 

Books

  • O'Connell, T. S., & Dyment, J. E. (2013). Theory into practice: Unlocking the power and potential of reflective journals. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • O’Connell, T. S. (2009).Self-concept and adventure education. Saarbruken, Germany: VDM Publishing.
  • O'Connell, T. S., & Cuthbertson, B. (2009). Group dynamics in recreation and leisure: Creating conscious groups through an experiential approach. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
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Tim O'Connell

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