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Examining constraints to leisure and recreation for residents in remote and isolated communities: an analysis of 14 communities in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
World leisure journal (2012)
  • Christopher L. Kowalski, University of Northern Iowa
  • Oksana Grybovych, University of Northern Iowa
  • Samuel Lankford, University of Northern Iowa
  • Larry Neal, University of Oregon
Abstract
The present study examined leisure constraints facing residents living in communities that are considered remote and isolated environments. Characteristics associated with remote and isolated communities include small population size, movement and density relative to metropolitan centres, and distance from large population centres impacting on the travel and accommodation arrangements of users and providers of services. Multiple methods of data collection were used to gather leisure constraint data from residents of 14 remote and isolated communities in Canada's Northwest Territories. Results indicated that residents' work and school commitments, the price of recreation and sports equipment, days and times of programmes, the cost of recreation programmes and not having a programme close to home, were significant constraints upon recreation and leisure opportunities.
Keywords
  • leisure constraints,
  • remote and isolated communities
Publication Date
January 11, 2012
DOI
10.1080/04419057.2012.720582
Citation Information
Christopher L. Kowalski, Oksana Grybovych, Samuel Lankford and Larry Neal. "Examining constraints to leisure and recreation for residents in remote and isolated communities: an analysis of 14 communities in the Northwest Territories of Canada." World leisure journal Vol. 54 Iss. 4 (2012) p. 322 - 336
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/oksana-grybovych/2/