Motivation of Antarctic adventurers: knowledge transfer to motivational interventions
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
This paper investigates the motivation of Antarctic adventurers to uncover trigger points in their lives that set them on a life of adventure. It is proposed that the knowledge gained will be able to be transferred to motivational intervention programmes for the long term unemployed. A bibliographical technique was used by reading accounts of Antarctic adventurers’ expeditions, which uncovered two trigger points: the ability of literature to inspire people to undertake their own adventures and the conditioning of people to seek out adventures. Methods to incorporate literature and conditioning within motivational interventions are put forward, with the intention of increasing the number of motivational opportunities for participants.