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ERIC Number: EJ942645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Personal Factors and Perceived Barriers to Participation in Leisure Activities for Young and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Badia, Marta; Orgaz, Begona M.; Verdugo, Miguel A.; Ullan, Ana M.; Martinez, Magdalena M.
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n6 p2055-2063 Nov-Dec 2011
Participation in leisure activities has been identified as a factor that favors inclusion in the community and it also contributes to a better quality of life. This study analyzed the influence of certain personal characteristics and environmental factors in the participation in leisure activities of youngsters and adults with developmental disabilities. A cross-sectional design was used with a convenience sample of 237 people, aged 17-65, living in the community. The participants completed the Spanish version of the Leisure Assessment Inventory, and information about the personal and disability-related factors was obtained through a questionnaire. Multiple regression analyses were conducted to determine the personal factors, disability-related factors, and perceived barriers to leisure participation. The results show that participation in leisure activities is determined more by personal factors and perceived barriers than by disability-related factors. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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