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3.01 Leisure activities build self-esteem and positive self-image – foundations to personal quality of life. (recreation, sport, arts and culture).

  1. Found: 13-24 of 101 entries
  2. Singing and Health: A Systematic Mapping and Review of Non-Clinical Research
    2008 - England

    Group singing can be a powerful and moving experience and could contribute to quality of life, wellbeing and even health.

  3. Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study
    2012 - USA

    Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than women who were not, including sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income....

  4. Well Into Older Age - Age & Opportunity and the Evidence
    2010 - Ireland
    • Promoting increased physical activity among older people leads to physical and psychological health benefits, and this can lead to substantial savings in health and long-term care costs;
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  5. The role of grassroots arts activities in communities: a scoping study
    2011 - England

    Grass roots arts activities promote personal and community development, and have a positive educational impact on the majority of students.

  6. Aging and Emotional Benefits of Physical Activity: an Exercise Intervention in Older Women
    2011 - Germany

    Physical exercise in old age buffers against aging dissatisfaction.

  7. Physical Activity, Recreation, Leisure, and Sport: Essential Pieces of the Mental Health and Well-be
    2011 - Canada

    Leisure activities and contexts provide a myriad of opportunities for taking better care of one’s self, coping with and managing challenging life circumstances, affirming one’s value,...

  8. Use or Ornament? The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts
    2003 - England

    Participation in the arts has social benefits including personal growth, community development, and social cohesion.

  9. Greenspace and quality of life: a critical literature review
    2008 - Scotland

    Greenspaces provide significant health, social, community and environmental benefits and the literature which reports these benefits is growing.

  10. A Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results
    2003 - USA

    Evaluations of out-of-school-time (OST) programs link participation in programs to improvements in academic achievement, anti-social behaviour and positive youth development.

  11. Physical Activity and Global Self-Worth: The Role of Physical Self-Esteem Indices and Gender
    2011 - Norway

    Increased levels of physical activity may be beneficial for global self-worth in male and female adolescents by enhancing their perceptions of physical self-esteem. Additionally, the influence of...

  12. Exercise, nature and socially interactive based initiatives improve mood and self-esteem
    2011 - England

    Participants in green exercise activities showed significantly greater improvement in self-esteem than those in other activities. The combination of exercise, nature and social activities could...

  13. BRIDGING THE GAP IN SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH THE ARTS; Summary Report
    2011 - Australia

    Schools participating in The Song Room (TSR) programs (free, tailored, long-term music and arts-based programs for children in disadvantaged and high need communities to enhance their educational...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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