Promoting Recreationist Self-Sufficiency

Authors

  • Daniel L. Dustin
  • Leo H. McAvoy
  • Lawrence A. Beck

Keywords:

Enjoyment, flow, challenge, skill, motivation, competence, environment, moral development, independent functioning, self-sufficiency.

Abstract

Based on Csikszentmihalyi's model for enjoyment, a case is made for competence testing as the essence of recreation experience. Ways in which recreationists manipulate both the environment and their own skills to test their competencies are then examined. Finally, a service model is developed to illustrate how park and recreation professionals can facilitate recreationists' movement toward increasing levels of competence and ultimately toward self-sufficiency.?

Published

1986-10-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers