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4.01 Leisure activities reduce self-destructive behaviour in youth by serving as an antidote to smoking, substance abuse, suicide, and depression. (recreation, sports, arts, culture)

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  2. More than a Game: The Effect of Ice Hockey on Girls’ Physical, Intellectual, and Social Development
    2004 - Switzerland

    Participation in hockey brought with it gains in self-esteem, sense of competence, and better performance in school.

  3. Demonstration Project to Test Benefits Based Programming Principles on Recreation Delivery Systems
    2000 - USA

    Overall, the demonstration programs in the five cities revealed very strong and positive results suggesting that the Benefits Based Programming approach to recreation programming has a significant...

  4. Forest School and its impact on young children – Case studies in Britain
    2007 - England

    Forest School: • Increases the self-esteem and confidence of those individuals who take part. • Improves an individual’s ability to work co-operatively and increases their awareness of others. •...

  5. Teens and sports: The perfect combination?
    2001 - USA

    Teen athletes are less likely to use illicit drugs, smoke or to be suicidal. Female athletes have more positive body images. and are more likely to wear seatbelts.

  6. The built environment and collective efficacy
    2006 - Canada

    This study suggests that there is an association between features of the environment and perceptions of neighborhood social functioning that may indirectly influence health outcomes. Therefore,...

  7. Strengthening Canada: The Socio-economic benefits of sport participation in Canada
    2005 - Canada

    Survey respondents rated seven major types of benefits of sport: physical fitness and health gains; fun, recreation and relaxation; sense of achievement; opportunities for family or household...

  8. Scientific Research Supports Recreation for Children Living in Poverty
    2000 - Canada

    Offering recreational services helps psychologically disordered children on welfare maintain their social, physical and academic competence at a level equal to that of a non-disordered child....

  9. Wheelchair Sports as Social Interaction
    1998 - USA

    In 1998,  New York HERO, Inc. reported that: ”  Social Benefits Which May Result from Wheelchair Sport Participation do exist. “” A majority of administrators in universities with wheelchair sports...

  10. Environment and crime in the inner city: Does vegetation reduce crime?
    2001 - USA

    Residential vegetation has been linked with a greater sense of safety, fewer incivilities, and less aggressive and violent behavior.

  11. The Arctic Winter Games are Hot
    2003 - Canada

    Five distinct benefits of the games are listed: excitement and positive experiences, personal growth, healthy competitive opportunities for youth, community building, and promoting socialization...

  12. Culture and recreation : links to well-being
    2004 - Canada

    Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy childhood development − promoting the acquisition of motor skills, social skills and creativity, and the development of cognitive...

  13. Building future leaders using youth educational camping programs:  The positive impact of Ohio 4-H c
    2008 - USA

    Youth gain multiple benefits from the residential camp experience by building leadership skills, character, self-esteem, decision making skills, independent living skills, and citizenship....

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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