Youth Participation in Outdoor Recreation

Barriers and Activators

Investigating how to increase participation in outdoor recreation by young people

In 2019, QORF, the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation, with the assistance of the University of Queensland, undertook a study into the participation, activators and barriers of young people’s engagement in outdoor activity in Queensland.

The key purpose was to investigate how participation in outdoor recreation by young people could be increased.

739 Queenslanders aged 13 to 29 statewide participated in this survey.

This report is a summary of the recommendations from the original survey outcome report document by University of Queensland, with some key supporting quotes as written in the online survey by the respondents.

Barriers and Activators

Summary of Recommendations
Dec 2019

Research:
Richard J Buning, Shane Pegg, and Oliver Oren.
The University of Queensland Business School

 

Download summary …

Source
Buning, R.J, Pegg, S. & Oren, O. (Dec 2019). Youth Outdoor Recreation in Queensland: Barriers and Activators. The University of Queensland Business School. Queensland, Australia.

Other Research

Active and Inactive Young Australians

An Independent Review of Research into Enablers and Barriers to Participation in
Sport, Active Recreation and Physical Activity among Children and Adolescents.

The purpose of this review is to identify what is known about barriers and enablers of participation in physical activity (including sport and active recreation) among children and young people aged 3-18 years, living in Australia. It has been compiled at the request of the NSW Office of Sport and primarily for consideration by the Committee of Australian Sport and Recreation Officials (CASRO).  Read More

Citation
Bellew, B., Rose, C., Reece, L. Active and Inactive Young Australians. An Independent Review of Research into Enablers and Barriers to Participation in Sport, Active Recreation and Physical Activity among Children and Adolescents. Produced for the NSW Office of Sport by the SPRINTER Research Group, Prevention Research Collaboration, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, 2020.

Become a member

We welcome applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

Learn More
Tail Lights by Georgina Pratten