Challenge Course For The First Time Essay

1515 Words Nov 16th, 2016 7 Pages
Tsan, Dalena
Scarlet Boggs
RPTA 122/Sec#17
Challenge Course Paper
Challenge Course Paper On November 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., I participated in the Challenge Course for the first time. I never even knew that the Challenge Course existed at Sac State until I took RPTA 122. Therefore, I was nervous and filled with curiosity because I had no idea what we would be doing during the Low Challenge Course, except that it would consist of team activities. I was more nervous for the High Challenge Course, since I was told that it would include rope climbing or jumping from a tree, which sounded terrifying. At first, some of my motivation for participating was definitely for my grade, to have fun, to satisfy my curiosity, and to interact with my classmates. However, while participating, my motivation for participating increased. Before the challenge course, I took the Leisure Motivation Assessment (LMA) for general leisure and pre-challenge course and the Sensation Seeking Scale (SSS). After the challenge course, I retook the LMA based on my actual motivations experienced throughout the challenge course, which I used to compare to my motivations for general leisure and pre-challenge course. Therefore, I was able to determine my motivations for participating in leisure activities and relate them to my experiences. When reviewing my LMAs for pre-challenge course motivations, post challenge course motivations and my motivations for general leisure activities, there were a few differences…

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