The purpose of the study was to examine the leisure patterns of nonresident fathers while spending time with their child(ren), and to examine leisure constraints, leisure facilitators and nonresident fathers' satisfaction with family leisure activities. Four instruments were used to collect the data. Family leisure involvement was measured using the Family Leisure Activity Profile (FLAP), leisure constraints were measured using the Nonresident Father Leisure Constraint Scale (NFLCS), leisure facilitators were measured using the Nonresident Fathers' Leisure Facilitator Scale (NFLFS), and family leisure satisfaction was measured using the Family Leisure Satisfaction Scale (FLSS). The sample was nonresident fathers (n=129) from 36 states in the U.S. The data supported leisure constraints as a significant predictor of nonresident fathers' satisfaction with family leisure involvement, and their family leisure patterns. The data did not support, however, leisure facilitators as contributing to fathers' satisfaction with family leisure involvement or leisure patterns.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Swinton, Alisha Tengelsen, "An Examination of Nonresident Fathers' Leisure Patterns, Leisure Constraints, Leisure Facilitators, and Satisfaction with Leisure Involvement during Parenting Time with their Children" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 497.
nonresident fathers, family leisure patterns, parenting time