Document Type

Report

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

School

Centre for the Development of Human Resources

Comments

Hamilton Smith, E. (1991). Recreation benefits: The benefit-based approach to recreation planning; Why wellness; Personal/social relationships and wellness. Perth, Australia: Edith Cowan University.

Abstract

The identification and measurement of the benefits which result from leisure and recreation is currently a major concern of both recreation researchers and recreation managers. It has always been assumed that recreation is beneficial; in fact, part of the basic ideology of recreation is that recreational activity is 'bad' for somebody and has also diverted attention from the very important task of developing a critical and valid understanding of what benefits actually result and how they are generated...

 
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