Adventure education, a method to prevent antisocial behavior

Author: Virgil Ganea, Emilia Florina Grosu

Affiliation: Physical Education and Sport Faculty, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Antisocial behavior seems to be influenced by low self-esteem and caused by a person’s inability to adapt to a social situa­tion. This inability to adapt is caused by a lack of social skills, also named interpersonal skills. Adventure education is a form of education aimed at developing intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, and research shows that this form of education has proven successful at developing skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and the self-concept. Studies performed on the use of adventure education in therapy have shown that it can change the attitude of problematic students and stop recidivism. Adventure education could prove to be the tool needed in order to prevent the development of antisocial behavior in the new generations.

Keywords: adventure education, antisocial behavior

Adventure education, a method to prevent antisocial behavior