Date of Award
Political Science and Public Administration
Michael K. Taylor
William L. Chappell
Charles F. Ragsdale
This study focuses on the effectiveness of the "Runaway" program, a competitive long-distance running program, in meeting the program goals for the treatment of emotionally disturbed adolescents. The study reviews Piers-Harris Self Concept Scale (SCS) scores of clients in a long-term in-patient treatment facility. A Post-test only research design was used to compare the scores of those who participated in the program to the scores of those who did not. A statistically significant difference in the self-concept of runners and non-runners tested was obtained . The program met the goal of improving the patients' self-concept.
Rogers, Elizabeth R., "Competitive Long-Distance Running and Its Effect on the Self-Concept of Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents: An Evaluative Study" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 28.