Effects of Cutter Boat Experience on Adolescents' Abilities

The study reported in this paper investigated the effects of a cutter boat experience education program on adolescents' abilities. Data were collected by means of the IKIRU CHIKARA (IKR) (Zest for Living) inventory among 199 junior high school students at three points in time, namely before the cutter boat experience, directly after the cutter boat experience, and one month after the cutter boat experience. The IKR inventory targets three categories of ability, namely psychological and social abilities, moral abilities, and physical abilities, which are measured on the basis of 14 subscales, each comprising two items. The findings of this study showed: (1) The cutter experience improved the abilities of participants. However, depending on the subscale used, after one month, abilities had decreased a little. (2) The cutter experience program had a highly positive effect on the psychological and social, as well as moral abilities of the participants. (3) The subscales targeting positivity, adaptable behavior, range of vision-judgment, diligence, and compassion showed vast improvement among the participants. The results suggest that the cutter boat experience had a substantial influence on improving adolescents' overall abilities.


  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Files: TRIS, JSTAGE
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2017 9:25AM