Understanding Cross-Ethnic Interactions When Using Therapeutic Recreation Practice Models

Authors

  • Rodney R. Dieser

Keywords:

Cross-Cultural Interaction, Diversity, Ethnicity, Therapeutic Recreation Practice Models

Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists utilize therapeutic recreation practice models to manage cross-ethnic interactions in therapeutic recreation programs. The following four salient themes emerged from the data: (1) awareness and struggle of diversity issues; (2) awareness of limited diversity training; (3) importance of family and spiritual involvement; and (4) implementation of Euro-North American universal notions across culture. Future directions regarding cross-ethnic therapeutic recreation practice are provided.

Published

2003-04-24

Issue

Section

Research Papers