Leisure time in Antarctica: its Contribution to psychosocial well-being
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
The atmosphere on "Discovery", a direct export from Edwardian London, sustained those aboard through their long Sojourn on the loe. Considering recreational activities, there was plenty of physical exercise, home-made entertainment and absorbing Solitary pursuits. Intense interpersonal interaction was mediated by accepted Naval protocols. Music, poetry, church gave a rich diet of Culture in which all Were embedded. Each month everyone was weighed and measured and had a blood test. Beside the picture drawn by both Armitage and Scott, today's Cultural environment Could be considered somewhat impoverished or at least Very far from SelfSufficient. I have done my best to absorb the questionnaire-based Statistical papers, but I've found it hard going. I've never got on with statistics. I like a story or some algebra, not the kind of fudge that statistics represents. There are SOme stories in recent literature, but no evidence that others have asked or answered my duestions.
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