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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. [2011] 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.

  3. [2011] 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,...

  4. [2009] 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. [2008] “You don’t want to hurt his feelings”: Family leisure among grandparents and adult grandchildren
    2008 - Canada

    Leisure has a positive influence on family relationships by enhancing communication and cohesion among family members and is a crucial lens for the study of intergenerational relations.

  6. [2008] 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...

  7. [2007] 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...

  8. [2007] 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...

  9. [2006] ‘The only place to go and be in the city’: Women talk about exercise, being outdoors, and the meanin
    2006 - USA

    Women interviewed often found the park to be a socially intimate place and their activities there to be enriched by the presence of others, because the park was a place for bringing family, meeting...

  10. [2006] 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...

  11. [2006] 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 “cultural...

  12. [2005] Sport and recreation: It’s more than you think
    2005 - Australia

    The study found 20 ways that sport and recreation benefits people. The overwhelming responsefrom participants in the survey was that sport and recreation delivered substantial benefits for...

  13. [2005] 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...

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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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