The Stage-Based Development of Physically Active Leisure: A Recreational Golf Context

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Title The Stage-Based Development of Physically Active Leisure: A Recreational Golf Context
Author Funk, Daniel Carl; Beaton, Anthony Allan; Prtichard, Mark
Journal Name Journal of Leisure Research
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher National Recreation and Park Association
Abstract The current study tested the validity of the Psychological Continuum Model and its usefulness in understanding the progressive nature of participation in recreational golf. Attitudinal and behavioral characteristics that underpin each of the framework's four different stages of increased participation were examined. Surveys were collected from recreational golfers and non-golfers (N=1224) in southern Queensland Australia. A three-step staging procedure classified respondents into one of four stages: Awareness, Attraction, Attachment and Allegiance. MANOVA comparisons supported the distinct nature of progressive stages of participation and revealed consistent, positive links between each level's attitudinal and behavioral indicators. Evidence supports the framework's ability to distinguish distinct stages of physically active leisure and practical insights are offered on how recreation professionals can promote and maintain activity levels in adults.
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Copyright Statement Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this journal. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the author[s] for more information.
Volume 43
Issue Number 2
Page from 268
Page to 289
ISSN 0022-2216
Date Accessioned 2011-06-21
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Recreation and Leisure Studies
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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