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5.01 Families and couples that share play and leisure are more likely to stay together

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  2. 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.

  3. Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families in Ontario: The Health, Social and Economic Benefits of
    2007 - Canada

    A large body of scientific evidence substantiates the health, social and economic benefits of broad participation in recreation programs for low income families, such as:
    • Increased appropriate...

  4. Association of father involvement and neighborhood quality with kindergartners’ physical activity: a
    2008 - Canada

    “At the child level father-child time and family time doing sports together were positively associated with children’s PA. At the neighborhood level parental perception of a neighborhood’s safety...

  5. Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  6. Family Deepening: A Qualitative Inquiry into the Experience of Families Who Participate in Service E
    2007 - USA

    When families engaged in purposive leisure they experience increased communication, enhanced interactions, and improved family cohesion. “Of the families surveyed, 43% volunteered with their family...

  7. Holiday-taking and the sense of well-being
    2003 - England

    Holiday taking as a form of leisure activity and experience can help individuals to enhance their sense of happiness. This is based upon the premise that going on a vacation represents a distinct...

    2002 - England

    "The most compelling evidence of impact of museums, archives and libraries was found to be in the areas of personal development, such as:
    • Acquisition of skills;
    • Trying new experiences;

  9. Moms Who Kick
    2006 - USA

    "Playing the same sport your child does, women agree, helps you better understand your kid’s challenges. “ “These women believe they are showing their kids a positive role model and sending the...

  10. 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,...

  11. Quality of life and well-being: Measuring the benefits of culture and sport: Literature review and t
    2006 - Scotland

    In 2006, Scottish Executive Social Research about what is QOL, what contributes to QOL, and what are the outcomes of QOL states: “... the New Zealand government uses the concept of ‚Äúcultural...

  12. Reggae to Rachmaninoff: How and why people participate in arts and culture
    2002 - USA

    Five factors merit the attention of arts and cultural leaders because they suggest new participation building strategies:

    1. Social and family connections lead to engagement in arts and culture...

  13. Rural recreation lifestyles: Trends in recreation activity patterns and self-reported quality of lif
    2004 - USA

    “The rural activity lifestyles were linked to the quality of life and health of residents, supporting the assumption that there is a connection between the “recreation variable” and quality of life...

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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