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Dimensions of Leisure for Life 2nd Edition Ebook With HKPropel Access

Dimensions of Leisure for Life 2nd Edition Ebook With HKPropel Access

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    Dimensions of Leisure for Life, Second Edition With HKPropel Access, guides students through a study of leisure from both individual and societal perspectives. The editors and contributors, all key experts in the field, use social science methods and current research to study the multidisciplinary field of leisure and its practical applications. Relevant career opportunities within the broad scope of the leisure services delivery system are also presented. The text emphasizes inclusivity and prepares students and professionals to incorporate inclusive practices into their work.

    Part I of Dimensions of Leisure for Life, Second Edition, examines the broad dimensions of leisure and its related industries. It looks at leisure as a social science and analyzes its societal value. Part II discusses how individual dimensions of leisure affect a person’s quality of life, physical and mental health, and level of physical activity. Part III details how recreation history informs contemporary leisure studies. It uncovers the intersection of leisure and society, family life, technology, natural resources, economics, and public policy. Part IV presents the study of leisure from a consumer perspective. Awareness of local options as well as age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status; geographic distribution of leisure spaces; and stage of development all affect an individual’s participation in and level of involvement in leisure activities.

    Throughout the text, students will consider the role that recreation and leisure play in their own lives. They are encouraged to seek out the resources that are available to them, learn to recognize and challenge the obstacles to participation, and commit to a leisure plan that will enhance personal growth. The book’s full-color design contains photographs and illustrations that enhance student engagement. Learning outcomes and review questions in each chapter help students set learning goals and retain key information. Vocabulary terms allow students to identify important content.

    Dimensions of Leisure for Life, Second Edition, has been updated with current research and applications within the field. The second edition features the following enhancements to help students connect theoretical concepts to practical applications they can use in their future careers:
    • On the Job sidebars in each chapter help students better understand common issues in the recreation and leisure workforce.
    • Self-Exploration sidebars throughout the chapters provide opportunities for students to reflect on the role of leisure in their lives.
    • A new chapter on leisure and family life discusses the impact of leisure on family structures and how to create valuable leisure experiences for all family members.
    • The chapter on technology has been updated to reflect the digital advancements in leisure and their effect on individual equality and privacy.
    • New interactive activities delivered online through HKPropel include chapter overviews, research assignments, key term flash cards, and chapter quizzes that can be automatically graded to assess student comprehension.
    Dimensions of Leisure for Life, Second Edition, addresses the ways that leisure affects individual lives and even our larger society. The more we understand the dimensions of leisure that contribute to quality of life for us and those in our communities, the more likely we are to appreciate them.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.

    Audience

    Textbook for undergraduate courses in recreation that meet general education requirements; also a text for introductory courses for recreation majors or those considering the discipline as a major.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Dimensions of Leisure

    Chapter 1. Importance of Leisure to Individuals and Society
    Descriptions and Definitions
    Importance of Leisure and Recreation for Individuals and Society
    Value of a Leisure Ethic
    Areas of the Leisure Industry
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 2. Leisure Through a Social Science Lens
    We Are All Social Scientists
    Benefits of Social Science
    Social Science Perspectives
    Connecting the Social Sciences to Leisure
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Part II: Leisure as Part of Your Lifestyle

    Chapter 3. Leisure and Quality of Life
    What Is Quality of Life?
    The Connection Between Leisure and Quality of Life
    Strategies for Enhancing Quality of Life Through Leisure
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 4. Leisure, Health, and Physical Activity
    Physical Activity Trends
    What Is Health?
    Park and Recreation: Making a Difference
    Leisure and Life Stress
    Promoting Lifelong Physical Health Through Recreation and Leisure
    Examining Factors That Influence Behavior
    Strategies and Examples of Enhancing Physical Health Through Leisure
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 5. Leisure and Well-Being
    Understanding Well-Being and Mental Health
    Stress and Well-Being: The Important Role of Coping
    Managing Stress to Enhance Well-Being
    Participating in Meaningful Leisure to Enhance Well-Being
    Determinants of Happiness
    Leisure Choices That Undermine Well-Being
    Strategies for Enhancing Mental Health and Well-Being Through Leisure
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Part III: Dimensions of Leisure in Society

    Chapter 6. Leisure History and Heritage
    Understanding Leisure From a Historical Perspective
    The Primacy of Leisure
    Importance of Fire and Its Effect on the Division of Labor
    Meanwhile, Back at the Cave . . . Agricultural Alternatives
    Rise of Civilization
    Leisure in the Land of the Pharaohs
    Emergence of Greece
    Caput Mundi: The Glory of Rome
    Medieval Period: Castles, Churches, and the Peasant Culture
    Renaissance: A Resurgence of Classical Values
    Industrial Revolution
    Origins and Development of Recreational Services in the United States
    Heritage of the National Recreation and Park Association
    Leisure, Recreation, and Quality of Life
    Summary
    Learning Activity
    Review Questions

    Chapter 7. Contemporary Leisure
    Generations
    Ways of Seeing, Ways of Knowing?
    Defining Popular and Culture: Historical and Sociological Views
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 8. Leisure and Family Life
    Families in Society
    Family Functions That Support Health and Well-Being in Society
    Who Are Families?
    Using Leisure to Increase Families’ Health
    Creating Maintenance and Growth Connection Experiences in Family Leisure
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 9. An Introduction to Digital Leisure
    The Role of Digital Technologies in Our Leisure Time
    The Role of Digital Technologies in Shaping Identity
    The Creepiness of Digital Technologies on Our Bodies
    The Impact of Digital Technologies on Our Social Lives
    Equitability of Digital Leisure Spaces
    Big Brother Watching During Our Leisure Time
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 10. Leisure, Natural Landscapes, and Sustainability
    Changing Landscapes in North America
    Managerial Challenges
    Moving Toward a Sustainable Future
    Moving Beyond Islands of Hope
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 11. Leisure Economics
    Leisure Economics: An Illustration
    Economic Foundations
    Leisure Economics and Its Importance
    Economic Impact Within the Predominant Leisure Service Delivery Models
    Leisure Trends: Economic Implications
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 12. Leisure, Politics, and Public Policy
    Governmental Role in Leisure
    Federalism
    Pluralism and Public Policy
    Justification for Public Recreation and Leisure
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Part IV: Leisure in Your World

    Chapter 13. Campus and Community
    What Is a Microcosm?
    Explore Your Campus and Campus Recreation
    Discover Opportunities: Components of Campus Recreation
    Technology and Campus Recreation
    Have a Voice and Get Involved: Volunteer and Job Opportunities on Campus
    Explore Your Community
    Discover Opportunities in Community Recreation
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 14. Leisure for All
    People With Disabilities
    Older Adults
    Sports
    Location and Income
    Leisure and Segments of Society
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 15. Leisure and Geography
    Spatial Distribution of Leisure Places
    Development of Leisure Places
    Leisure Travel and Transportation
    Impacts of Leisure on Places
    Positive Impacts of Leisure Development
    Negative Impacts of Leisure Development
    Climate Change and Leisure
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 16. Leisure Across the Life Span
    Life Span Concepts
    Introduction to Developmental Theory
    Developmental Aspects and Leisure Participation Across the Life Span
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Chapter 17. Charting Your Course
    Whose Life Is This, Anyway?
    Changing Obstacles Into Opportunities
    Finding Resources
    Form an Action Plan
    Monitor, Evaluate, and Modify Your Leisure Experience
    Summary
    Learning Activities
    Review Questions

    Author

    Tyler Tapps, PhD, is an associate professor and assistant director for health sciences at Northwest Missouri State University, where he currently serves as a fellow for institutional strategy. He received his PhD in health, leisure, and human performance from Oklahoma State University in 2009. In 2015, he was certified as a park and recreation professional by the National Recreation and Park Association, from which he also received the Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award. Tapps is a military veteran with recreation programming experience in the military. He is a past president of the Leisure Educators section of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association.

    Mary Sara Wells, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism at the University of Utah, where she serves as the director of undergraduate studies. She teaches courses in youth development, community recreation, and sport management and has been a member of The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), and Society of Park and Recreation Educators (SPRE) since 2004. Wells has researched issues of sporting conduct in youth sport. She has published her research in numerous journals, presented at several national and international conferences, and conducted trainings and evaluations for multiple municipal youth sport agencies across the country.

    Mary Parr, PhD, is a professor of recreation, park, and tourism management at Kent State University. She has received meritorious awards in teaching and service and in research and scholarly activity. Since 1987, Parr has been a member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), where she served as chair of the Education Network (2017-2021). For over 25 years she was a member of the Society of Park and Recreation Educators (SPRE), where she served as a board member from 2007 to 2010. Parr is a member of The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) and served as president in 2017. She also received the TALS Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter overviews, extended learning activities, mini case studies, and recommendations for films that facilitate discussion of the concepts in the text.

    Test package. Contains more than 300 questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed as paper-based tests. Instructors may also use the questions to create their own customized quizzes or tests to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz contains 9 or 10 questions and can be assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in HKPropel.

    Presentation package. Features PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Dimensions of Leisure for Life, Second Edition, this includes chapter overviews, research assignments, learning assessment exercises, and key term flash cards.

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