Ethnic minorities and outdoor recreation: constraints to participation by black minority ethnic groups in the UK

Uwah, Ahamefula (2014) Ethnic minorities and outdoor recreation: constraints to participation by black minority ethnic groups in the UK. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

This research inquired into the constraints faced by Black minority ethnic groups in outdoor recreation participation in the United Kingdom. A qualitative data collection method in the form questionnaire and open-ended interview sessions were employed, focusing on Black residence in Lambeth and Southwark Council Areas of London. Using themes and descriptive statistical analysis, the study found constraints associated with - time, money, weather, interest, nature of outdoor recreation activities, place of residence and other cultural and structural constraints. Within the constraints examined, the researcher found that cost of participation, time, weather and lack of interest to participate reoccurred significantly among the three Black minority ethnic groups investigated. Inadequate information on outdoor recreation activities was also a factor and many female respondents pointed to religious beliefs and family value system as some of the major barriers that prevented them from participating. The study did not see education and race as significant determining factors to participate or not to participate among participants.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation presented in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Arts in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies, University of Cumbria, 2014.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 11:21
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2018 18:22
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3905

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