Theory Application in Therapeutic Recreation Practice and Research

Authors

  • Mary Ann Devine
  • Barbara Wilhite

Keywords:

Inclusive Leisure, Contact Theory, Social Construction Theory, Social Identity Theory, Ecological Theory, Therapeutic Recreation.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine several selected theories and discuss how these theories may influence therapeutic recreation practice and research, using inclusive leisure services as an applied example. Contact theory, social construction theory, social identity theory, and ecological theory were selected based on their ability to enable generalizations and predict future events concerning physical, environmental, and social phenomena. Implications for inclusive leisure practice and research are discussed.

Published

1999-01-24

Issue

Section

Research Papers