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Gray, James R. – 1973
A study was made in northeastern New Mexico, centering in Colfax County, to determine potential economic benefits from specific developments at the recreation sites in the area. The emphasis of the study was on the demand for recreational facilities. Supply aspects were considered only in terms of available facilities. The first step was to…
Descriptors: Facility Expansion, Facility Inventory, Facility Utilization Research, Parks
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Perkins, Kara; Columna, Luis; Lieberman, Lauren; Bailey, JoEllen – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
Introduction: Ongoing communication with parents and the acknowledgment of their preferences and expectations are crucial to promote the participation of physical activity by children with visual impairments. Purpose: The study presented here explored parents' perceptions of physical activity for their children with visual impairments and explored…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Physical Activities, Parents, Visual Impairments
Lieberman, Lauren – 1998
This brief guide presents principles and suggestions to help individuals who are deaf-blind enjoy and benefit from participation in recreational activities. Some considerations discussed are to: (1) start with the individual and determine what he or she is interested in, focusing on the selection of safe, age-appropriate activities; (2) research…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Children, Deaf Blind
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Biernat, Elzbieta; Roguski, Karol – Biomedical Human Kinetics, 2009
Study aim: To determine the participation of academic teachers in leisure activities for that group contribute to shaping habits of a large percentage of young people. Material and methods: A group of 52 staff members (about 30%) of a private university college, aged 25-70 years, were interviewed with respect to their participation in sports,…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Tourism, Leisure Time, Data Analysis
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Joseph, Dawn – Research Studies in Music Education, 2021
Work-life balance has become a buzzword in many corporate settings. This study situates itself at a higher education institute in Melbourne (Australia) where African music (singing and drumming) was used as a lever for faculty staff to "break from work" and "learn about a new music and culture". Drawing on email communication,…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Phenomenology, Feedback (Response), Music Activities
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Borthwick, Claire; Inchley, Joanna; Jones, Jill – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Individuals with Down's syndrome rely on caregivers to support lifestyle behaviour change. It is therefore important to understand how caregivers put health recommendations into practice. Through conducting semi-structured interviews, the present study sought to understand the facilitators and barriers that caregivers faced when implementing…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Adults, Down Syndrome, Caregiver Attitudes
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Anderson, Austin R.; Ramos, William D. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: Participation in recreational sport clubs on campus is a popular student activity nationwide. These sport-based organizations provide a host of benefits within recognized dimensions of health and wellness. Understanding participants' motives for engaging in these types of activities can provide insight in design and delivery and enhance…
Descriptors: College Students, Clubs, Aquatic Sports, Leisure Time
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Block, Martin E.; Taliaferro, Andrea; Moran, Tom – Prevention Researcher, 2013
Physical activity and active use of leisure time is important for everyone but particularly important for youth with disabilities. Unfortunately, youth with disabilities often have a difficult time or are even excluded from participating in physical activity due to limited physical and cognitive skills, attitudinal barriers in the community, lack…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Recreation
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Brooks, B. A.; Floyd, F.; Robins, D. L.; Chan, W. Y. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2015
Background: Children with intellectual disability and specific learning disabilities often lack age-appropriate social skills, which disrupts their social functioning. Because of the limited effectiveness of classroom mainstreaming and social skills training for these children, it is important to explore alternative opportunities for social skill…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Learning Disabilities, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship
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Fredricks, Jennifer A.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2008
In this study, we examined the associations between organized activity participation during early adolescence and adjustment in a large and economically diverse sample of African American and European American youth. The sample included 1,047 youth (51% female and 49% male and 67% African American and 33% European American). We used analysis of…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Recreational Activities, Academic Achievement, Early Adolescents
Neff, John M. – Exceptional Parent, 2009
The arrival of summer signals a season of endless days of swimming, fishing, summer camps, and other outdoor activities. For children with chronic or terminal illnesses, it can be difficult to participate in many of these activities as well as challenging for parents to find summer camps that not only engage their children, but also offer the…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Recreational Activities, Summer Programs, Chronic Illness
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Artinger, Lori; Clapham, Lisa; Hunt, Carla; Meigs, Matthew; Milord, Nadia; Sampson, Bryan; Forrester, Scott A. – NASPA Journal, 2006
One of the distinguishing features of collegiate student recreational sports complexes is the sense of community that is intentionally introduced in the programs and services that occur within these facilities. Intramural sports programs provide a powerful medium for student interaction (Belch, Gebel, & Mass, 2001). This study was designed to…
Descriptors: Intramural Athletics, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys, Recreational Activities
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Naish, Paul D. – Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, 2015
Community Days, an innovative initiative to foster community service and civic engagement at the City University of New York's new Guttman Community College, encourages students to perform volunteer work around the city. What makes the program unique are opportunities for students to take self-directed excursions and enjoy free resources in the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Citizen Participation, Student Participation
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Jones, Susan L.; Kirby, Barbara M.; Warner, Wendy J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2021
The New Farmers of America (NFA) was a national organization existing from 1934 to 1965 when it merged with the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization. S. B. Simmons, a leader in agricultural education throughout African American public schools, and early founder of the NFA, worked diligently to provide a place for rural African…
Descriptors: Camps, Agricultural Education, Rural Areas, African American Students
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Reinders, Nicole J.; Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C. – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Dance -- created by a moving body over space and time -- creates space for non-verbal communication and self-expression. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder may particularly benefit from the use of their bodies to convey their needs and desires. This research presents the experiences of individuals involved in two recreational dance programs…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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