The purpose of this study was to examine to the contribution of fathers' involvement in family leisure to aspects of family functioning. The sample consisted of 647 families of fathers and a youth from throughout the United States. The Family Leisure Activity Profile (FLAP) was used to measure family leisure involvement. FACES II was used to measure family functioning. Results from the father and youth perspective indicated significant relationships between father involvement in both core and balance family leisure to various aspects of family functioning. Core family leisure involvement was the only family leisure involvement variable related to family adaptability from the youth perspective. From both the father and youth perspective, core family leisure satisfaction was the single strongest predictor of all aspects of family functioning. Findings provide implications for fathers, families, scholars, professionals, and policy makers.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Buswell, Lydia Anne, "Contributions of Father Involvement in Family Leisure to Family Functioning" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. 2107.
father involvement, family functioning, family leisure, family leisure satisfaction