Recreation involves re-creating oneself - to be revitalized in body and mind and to affirm or extend social contacts. Adults now spend upwards of a quarter of their time in recreational activities, which compete with other activities, attention, and personal budgets. The Calvert-Henderson Re-Creation Indicator is a novel way to better understand how recreational preferences are shaped and the vital contributions of recreation to our quality of life. Thirteen major types of recreation are explored, ranging from self-improvement and religious activities, to participation in the arts, hobbies, virtual games, sports, social celebrations, gambling, and travel. The illuminating information attests to the cultural democracy ever present in American's pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.
Re-Creation Expert: Richard A. Peterson, Ph.D.