Sport for Whom? Differential Participation Patterns of Recreational Athletes in Leisure-Time Physical Activities

in Sociology of Sport Journal
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $24.95

Student 1 year subscription

USD  $64.00

1 year subscription

USD  $85.00

Student 2 year subscription

USD  $121.00

2 year subscription

USD  $158.00

Traditional involvement patterns in leisure-time physical activities may have changed with demographic shifts in American society. We analyzed a community survey of 401 Illinois adults to determine involvement in recreational activities by gender, age, race, and social class. Regression analyses reveal differences in participation in individual and team activities. These differences by demographic classification are explained by structural and normative influences.

Lesley Fishwick is with the Sociology Department, 326 Lincoln Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801. Diane Hayes is with the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo, 2211 Main St., Bldg. A., Buffalo, NY 14214.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 40 40 8
Full Text Views 5 5 1
PDF Downloads 6 6 1