Recreational Sport Participation and Migrants' Acculturation

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Title Recreational Sport Participation and Migrants' Acculturation
Author Lee, Young-Sook; Funk, Daniel Carl
Journal Name Managing Leisure
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract The current research examines whether migrants' recreational sport participation (RSP) and recreational sport function (RSF) can be considered as indicators of assimilation or integration as outcomes of acculturation. Both RSP and RSF are considered along with the traditional indicators of language, food preference, media use and ethnic identity. A multiattribute survey instrument was distributed to 179 migrants from 12 Asian countries, living in Southeast Queensland. Based on confirmatory factor analysis and multiple linear regression analysis, the paper suggests that RSF should be included as an indicator of migrants' assimilation along with the traditional indicators. Recommendations for both public and private sectors are provided, extending the Australian Govern- ment's multiculturalism policies to the migrants' recreational sports arena. Directions for future research are also provided.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13606719.2011.532595
Volume 16
Issue Number 1
Page from 1
Page to 16
ISSN 1360-6719
Date Accessioned 2011-05-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Sport and Leisure Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/39693
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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