Neighbourhood deprivation and older adults' preferences for and perceptions of active leisure participation

Michael J. Annear, Bob Gidlow, Grant Cushman

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This paper examines the influence of neighbourhood deprivation on older adults' preferences for and perceptions of active leisure participation using an original research approach. A mixed-methods procedure, incorporating Q methodology and semi-structured interviews, was undertaken with 63 elderly residents from high- and low-deprivation neighbourhoods in Christchurch, New Zealand. Analysis of Q sort data and interview transcripts revealed that residents of a high-deprivation neighbourhood had diverse preferences for leisure settings and generally perceived their neighbourhood as a constraint to active leisure participation. In contrast, residents of a low-deprivation neighbourhood showed distinct preferences for attractive, natural leisure settings and perceived that their neighbourhood facilitated active leisure participation. Leisure providers are encouraged to consider how environmental characteristics influence individual perceptions and preferences and potentially affect active leisure participation in high- and low-deprivation neighbourhoods when providing recreational facilities and resources for older adults. As a research tool for leisure studies, Q methodology provides a novel means for researchers to appraise preferences for neighbourhood leisure environments and may be useful in determining the accessibility and efficacy of community leisure provision.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)96-128
ページ数33
ジャーナルAnnals of Leisure Research
12
2
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出版ステータスPublished - 2009
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 社会心理学
  • 地理、計画および開発
  • カルチュラル スタディーズ
  • 観光事業、レジャーおよびホスピタリティ管理

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