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Journal of Scientific Research and Studies Vol. 4(10), pp. 254-263, October, 2017

ISSN 2375-8791

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Full Length Research Paper

Women’s Perception and Constraints for Outdoor Leisure Activities: a comparative report of African and Korean women

 

Marie Elomba ADEBIYI

School of Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services, 105 Human Performance Center, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0241, University of Northern Iowa, USA. E-mail: elombmaa@uni.edu, megfavour2002@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 20 September, 2017

 

 Abstract

 

This paper presents a comparative analytical report of women’s perception and constraints on outdoor leisure activities. This study used questionnaire (75 South Korean women and 75 African women) and qualitative discourse of 6 randomly selected African women as a follow-up to the survey. Results revealed that leisure time can give women some opportunity to experiment with different lifestyles, however perception about outdoor leisure is different across African and Korean cultures. Korean women had a more positive perception for outdoor leisure and appreciated outdoor leisure activities. Korean women do explore the diverse types of leisure, with significant frequency of participation in outdoor leisure activities and experience lesser constraints. African women are ignorantly exposed to unintentional leisure experience and constrained differently. Also, both Korean and African women were willing to spend at most 250 min to experience outdoor leisure. Findings suggest that, recreational practitioners should consider ‘time span’ when designing outdoor programs for women.

Key words: Women, leisure, perception, constraint.

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