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ERIC Number: ED233968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Selected Characteristics, Leisure Attitudes, and Recreation Participation of Women Employed in Leisure Services.
Henderson, Karla A.; Bialeschki, M. Deborah
Questionnaires were sent to 100 women employed in leisure service positions in Wisconsin. Areas of services included therapeutic recreation, community/school and voluntary/youth agencies, outdoor recreation and parks, and a variety of other miscellaneous fields such as combinations of the above, industrial recreation, college unions, etc. Positions included leadership roles such as therapists or program leaders, technical jobs, supervisory roles, and administrative positions. Findings revealed that, overall, the women have positive attitudes about their own leisure. It was also found that women in leisure service professions have androgynous personality characteristics which allow them to be both masculine and feminine, agentic and communal, and assertive and nurturing. In general, women in leisure services tend to be more nontraditional in their sex-role orientation. Results also indicated that few differences exist among the women surveyed in terms of demographics and personality, and age appeared to be the primary differentiating factor among the women in this study. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wisconsin