The National Benefits Hub

Research that Supports Recreation

← Home

Advanced Search

5.03 Leisure activities develop community leaders. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 71 entries
  2. [2015] The Role of Sport in Community Capacity Building
    2015 - USA

    Sport has demonstrated efficacy in building local skills, knowledge, and resources, increasing social cohesion, facilitating community dialog, leadership development, and encouraging civic...

  3. [2013] The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada
    2013 - Canada

    A broad range of public benefits are associated with performing arts presentation, including better health and well-being, greater energy and vitality in communities, and a more caring and cohesive...

  4. [2012] Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility
    2012 - USA

    People with an active interest in the arts contribute more to society than those with little or no such interest.

  5. [2012] The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth
    2012 - USA

    Low-income students who are involved in arts activities have higher academic achievement and are more likely to go to college, according to new research Friday based on studies tracking students...

  6. [2012] 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....

  7. [2010] Vancouver 2010: The volunteer effect.
    2010 - Canada

    25% of volunteers at the Vancouver Olympics said they plan to volunteer more in the future.

  8. [2009] Art-Goers in Their Communities: Patterns of Civic and Social Engagement
    2009 - USA

    "American adults who attend art museums, art galleries, or live arts performances are far more likely than non-attendees to vote, volunteer, or take part in community events." (p.1)

  9. [2008] Youth Sport vs. Youth Crime - Evidence that youth engaged in organized sport are not likely to parti
    2008 - Canada

    According to many criminology experts, the most effective approach to reducing youth crime is to steer young people away from negative social activities before they become involved in criminal...

  10. [2008] The changing face of youth recreation opportunities:  The story behind the success of the youth volu
    2008 - Canada

    The program has worked to encourage and empower youth to take on larger and more complex leadership roles within municipal departments, to develop positive relationships with people from various...

  11. [2008] The social benefits of intramural sports
    2008 - Iran

    The social benefits of intramural sports include: improved self-confidence, improved social relation, allows my ability to socially interact, and increases ability to socially interact, and...

  12. [2008] 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....

  13. [2008] Community views of ecotourism
    2008 - England

    Ecotourism’s real connection to conservation comes through participation in ownership and management of ecotourism ventures by the community, rather than through economic benefits alone.

Leadership Provided By:

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

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

Get Updates By Email