Journal of Leisure Research

A journal presenting research in sports, recreation, and outdoor life for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, Second Quarter

"Being a 'Doer' Instead of a 'Viewer'": The Role of Inclusive Leisure Contexts in Determining Social Acceptance for People with Disabilities
Introduction and Literature ReviewContext has been found to be an important factor in the meaning people assign to leisure, role of leisure in maintaining relationships, and how decisions are made in relation to leisure (Kelly & Freysinger, 2000;...
Effect of Activity Involvement and Place Attachment on Recreationists' Perceptions of Setting Density
IntroductionCrowding related research has been a dominant theme in the social psychology of leisure literature for several decades. It has been acknowledged that perceived crowding is a psychological state arising from an individual's subjective evaluation...
Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy
Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy. Jean Bethke Elshtain. New York: Basic Books, 2002.The stated goal of Jane Addams and the dream of American democracy is to ". . .draw the curtain of historical mist and dust that has obscured Addams and...
Temporal Changes in Perceived Constraints to Visiting State Parks
Research investigating the influence of constraints on leisure participation has grown exponentially in the past two decades. The early premise for interest in this area of research stemmed from a belief that if perceived constraints could be removed...
The Effects of Discrimination and Constraints Negotiation on Leisure Behavior of American Muslims in the Post-September 11 America
The events of the September 11, 2001 had a profound effect on average "mainstream" Americans and also on many members of ethnic groups that call America their home. In the days, weeks and months following the events, anger of millions of Americans turned...
The Interaction of Stress and Park Use on Psycho-Physiological Health in Older Adults
IntroductionHealth professionals have long recognized the negative effects of stress upon psychological and physical health. According to the American Institute of Stress (2002), 43% of the adult U.S. population experience adverse health conditions due...
Tourism in Western Europe: A Collection of Case Histories
Tourism in Western Europe: A Collection of Case Histories. Richard Voase (Editor). UK: CABI Publishing, 2002.Richard Voase provides an interesting collection of case studies regarding Western European tourism development. The case studies are well organized...
Working at Play: The Phenomenon of 19th Century Worker-Competitions
IntroductionCompetitive work games became an apparent part of America's economic and cultural life in the 19th century. Work-sport champions performed feats of strength, dexterity and endurance at or after work. By the end of the century more than 45%...
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