A content analysis of selected recreational therapy journals from 1990 to 1998: The extent to which children and youth are included
This paper presents an analysis of articles involving children and youth in the last 9 years (1990–1998) of professional literature in recreational therapy. A total of 539 articles were analyzed to examine the authors, subjects, methods, and outcomes of therapeutic recreation studies published in three selected journals: Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Leisure Studies , and Leisure Sciences. A central finding was that the literature involving children and youth was very under-represented in the journals. Only 6.5% of the articles targeted children and youth; of this group, approximately two thirds were research-based; the remaining articles were conceptual papers. The findings are discussed in terms of the need for future scholarships in recreational therapy to target children and youth, including those with disabilities.
Public health|Developmental psychology|Sports medicine|Mass media|Rehabilitation|Therapy
Pedreira, Tani B, "A content analysis of selected recreational therapy journals from 1990 to 1998: The extent to which children and youth are included" (2000). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI1399207.