Leisure Constraints to Participation in Competitive Activities and Intramural Sports: Comparing International and Domestic Students

  • Dongwook Cho Alcorn State University, United States
  • Taryn Price Oklahoma University, United States
Keywords: competitive activities, domestic college students, international college students, intramural sports, leisure constraints

Abstract

The continuous increase in enrollment of international collegiate students into higher education highlights the importance of assessing diverse leisure opportunities that meet the needs of a diverse student population. The current study assessed the influence of leisure constraints on intramural and competitive sport participation rates between domestic and international students. A total of 273 participants were included for analysis (196 domestic students & 77 international students). International students were observed to have significantly higher intrapersonal and structural leisure constraints to participate in intramural sports, while domestic students had significantly lower leisure constraints. Implications of the study’s findings are discussed to include unique programming strategies for recreation and university administrators.

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Author Biographies

Dongwook Cho, Alcorn State University, United States

DOGNWOOK CHO, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Alcorn State University. The primary areas of his research interest are physical and leisure activities, recreation, exercise, and sport participation with different age groups, racial minorities, and ethnic groups. 

Taryn Price, Oklahoma University, United States

TARYN PRICE, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, Applied Health and Recreation, Oklahoma State University.  Her current research interests include youth sport leadership development, recreational sport for youth development, leadership, and social issues related to race and gender in recreation and sport. 

Published
2018-04-01
How to Cite
Cho, D., & Price, T. (2018). Leisure Constraints to Participation in Competitive Activities and Intramural Sports: Comparing International and Domestic Students. Journal of International Students, 8(2), 884-900. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i2.119
Section
Research Articles