Journal of Leisure Research

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

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, First Quarter

Black Recreation: A Historical Perspective
Black Recreation: A Historical Perspective. Holland, Jearold W. (2002). Chicago, IL: Burnham Inc., Publishers.Reviewed by Corliss Wilson OutleyDivision of Recreation and Sport StudiesUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNIn Black Recreation, Jearold...
Examining Relationships between Leisure Involvement, Psychological Commitment and Loyalty to a Recreation Agency
Research on leisure involvement and loyalty has important implications. Recreation service agencies can benefit from having involved and loyal participants/clients since these participants or clients appear to play an essential role in achieving important...
Expressed Motives for Informal and Club/Association-Based Sports Participation
"She has taken to beseeching me to stop going over the falls. What harm does it do"? Says it makes her shudder. I wonder why. I have always done it-always liked the plunge, and the excitement, and the coolness." (Mark Twain, The Diaries of Adam and Eve)Introduction...
Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Research
Investigating many facets of parks, recreation, and tourism involves units of analysis in which effects are "nested" within other effects. An effect is nested if all levels of one factor in a design do not occur under all levels of a second factor. For...
Leisure Expenditures of Retired and Near-Retired Households
Over the past few decades, the United States has undergone significant sociological and economic transitions. Among the many changes, several have combined to focus attention on time as an input to activities that employ goods to provide satisfaction....
Leisure Life: Myth, Masculinity and Modernity
Leisure Life: Myth, Masculinity and Modernity. Tony Blackshaw. London: Routledge, 2003.Reviewed by Chris RojekProfessor of Sociology & CultureNottingham Trent UniversityNottingham, EnglandThis ambitious book tries to fuse location data on leisure...
Sport and Social Exclusion
Sport and Social Exclusion. Michael Collins with Tess Kay. (2003). London and New York: RoutledgeReviewed by Kostas AlexandrisAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessaloniki, GreeceSport and Social Exclusion is a critical review of academic literature...
Trip Response Modeling of Rock Climbers' Reactions to Proposed Regulations
Literature ReviewThere are currently over 500,000 active climbers in the United States (Williamson, 1999). The increased interest in the adventure sport of rock climbing has contributed to the ecological damage of public lands in the United States (Attarian...
What Price Recreation in Finland?-A Contingent Valuation Study of Non-Market Benefits of Public Outdoor Recreation Areas
IntroductionFinland is a sparsely populated country, and the common right of access to all natural (undeveloped) areas is a privilege deeply rooted in the Finnish outdoor recreation culture. In addition, state park services are financed directly from...
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