The purpose of this study was to provide insight into the factors contributing to relatedness in children, specifically family recreation, and to look at relatedness between family members (family relatedness), and whether or not family recreation makes a contribution to this construct. Two instruments were used to collect data for this study. The Family Leisure Activity Profile (FLAP) measured family recreation involvement and satisfaction, and the Activity-Feelings States Scales (AFS) measured child and family relatedness. The sample included elementary school children between the ages of 6 years and 12 years (n1=405), and the parents of those children (n2=405). The data showed satisfaction with family recreation activities was a significant predictor of children's relatedness with their peers. The data also showed involvement in balance family recreation activities was a significant predictor of a family's relatedness with one another.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Berrett, Kristen, "The Relationship Between Family Recreation and Relatedness in Children and Their Families" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 2363.
relatedness, family recreation, core and balance