The problem in this study was to investigate the effect that home recreational activities have on the attitudes of family members toward a family home evening program. A questionnaire was constructed to gather data regarding these attitudes. The questionnaire was then administered randomly to 250 families residing in Sharon East, Sharon West, Provo, and Provo East Stakes in Provo, Utah. All of the families were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were families of one or more children and held regular family home evening.
The findings indicate that the children had a more positive attitude toward family home evening when recreational activities were prevalent. The study also indicates that the participation of family members will be greater if recreational activities are a part of family home evening.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Butikofer, Dwight Rees, "Home Recreational Activities and the Effect they Have in a Family Home Evening Program" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 4576.
Mormons, Recreation, Mormon Church, Family home evening program