Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
McGuire , Francis
Arthur-Banning , Skye
Research supports numerous benefits of volunteering, yet individuals with intellectual disabilities do not participate in volunteering as frequently as people without intellectual disabilities. According to the Leisure Ability Model, leisure education can be an effective way to promote recreation participation through volunteering. The purpose of this study is to examine effectiveness of a leisure education program designed to support independent volunteer participation by students enrolled in a university LIFE program. The future intentions of participation in volunteer activities and attitudes towards volunteer participation of four university LIFE students were examined before, during, and after the leisure education program using single subject research withdrawal design. An adapted version of the Youth Inventory of Involvement and Youth Social Responsibility Scale were used to measure intention to participate in future volunteer activities and attitudes toward volunteering. In addition, participants were interviewed about their attitudes toward volunteering and intentions to volunteer. Lastly, the program's social validity was examined.
Playne, Mattie, "EFFECTIVENESS OF A LEISURE EDUCATION PROGRAM ON VOLUNTEER ATTITUDES, INTENTIONS, AND KNOWLEDGE BY POSTSECONDARY STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES" (2011). All Theses. 1195.