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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: 1-12 of 101 entries
  2. A case for investing in arts, culture and heritage infrastructure. Prepared for British Columbia Min
    2007 - Canada

    A national survey on children and youth found that children who participate in organized activities outside of school, e.g., music, the arts or clubs, tend to have higher self esteem, interact...

  3. A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  4. A Miracle in the Outfield: The Benefits of Participation in Organized Baseball Leagues for Children
    2009 - USA

    Parents of children with disabilities believe participation in sport activities enhances motor and psychosocial skills and that participation has a positive impact on the entire family unit.

  5. A Policy Blueprint for Canada’s Children
    1999 - Canada

    Some communities in Canada are blessed with an array of health and wellness services for all children: well-baby clinics, parent resource centres, child care, recreation, nutrition and prenatal...

  6. A qualitative exploration of the wilderness experience as a source of spiritual inspiration
    1999 - USA

    Recreational experiences in a wilderness setting have the distinct potential to positively enrich the lives of those who take to the ‘wild’. The beneficial aspects of wilderness recreation include...

  7. 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.

  8. A study of the sport and leisure activities participation among selected college and university stud
    2008 - China

    The study found several factors that influenced participation of students: the creation of a positive social environment, the presence of social education, publicity, age and psychological...

  9. Active for Life: A Call for Action. The Health Benefits of Physical Activity
    1998 - New Zealand

    All New Zealanders can improve their health and quality of life by including regular, moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives. The public health message has changed from an...

  10. Active for Life: Final Results from the Translation of Two Physical Activity Programs
    2008 - USA

    Active Choices and ALED were successfully translated across a range of real-world settings. Study samples were substantially larger, more ethnically and economically diverse, and more...

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

    Physical exercise in old age buffers against aging dissatisfaction.

  12. Arctic Winter Games:  A study of benefits of participation
    2000 - USA

    Sport participation (training and competition) is of great and lasting value in the lives of Northwest Territories youth. In addition to participation, study findings supported personal benefits...

  13. Art as therapy: an effective way of promoting positive mental health?
    2006 - Ireland

    The art as therapy course was credited with improvements in self-esteem and self-confidence. Participants described the programme as cathartic and a springboard for engagement in a wide range of...

Leadership Provided By:

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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