Qualitative Study Essay

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Qualitative Study of Reasons for (Non) Participation in Physical Recreation

Griffith University
Gold Coast Campus


The objective of this qualitative study is to investigate and compare the responses of both single men and women who do not participate in physical recreation.
The first part of this report will primarily focus on a brief review of research material gathered in relation to the objective of this study.
Secondly this report will give a short description of the research method used to gather the data for the quantitative research and thirdly it will discuss and describe the major reason for the non-participation in physical recreation of single men and women. There will also be a focus on the on the
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Many researchers in the field of leisure studies have recognised not only the significance of gender as a variable affecting leisure behaviour, but also the androcentric nature of early leisure theories, and the resultant need to develop new theoretical approaches which accommodate both women's and men's experiences of leisure. (Susan M. Shaw 1994)
The Australian Bureau 2010 stated that the overall participation in sport and physical activities is an important feature of the whole Australian lifestyle. It also stated that between 1999-2000 and 2005-06, there was an increase in recreational activities from 55% to 65%.
Through statistic based research by the bureau, it was surprising to note that participation rates for both men and women in sport in 2005-06 were the same. Men were also more likely to participate in sport on average twice a week, while women were more likely to participate more than twice a week. Both men and women stated that walking for exercise, participating in aerobics or fitness and swimming were the most common sports. To separate the two genders in their individual sporting activities, tennis, cycling or netball were the most common for women, whereas men participated more in golf, cycling, running and

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