Participation Barriers in Recreational Walking Activity Gaziantep Sample

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Yılgın A., Alpullu A.

Ambient Science, no.7, pp.258-264, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.21276/ambi.2020.07.sp1.oa35
  • Title of Journal : Ambient Science
  • Page Numbers: pp.258-264


Our research aims to examine the participation barriers of

individuals who have recreational walking activities in

parks and urban forests. The “RecreationArea Participation

Barriers” (RAKE) scale was used to identify recreation area

participation barriers. The scale consists of 17 items. These

items consist of five sub-dimensions and these subdimensions

can be listed as “security”, “time”, “friend”,

“sports field” and “individual barriers”. A total of 309 (x¯:

1.48) people, 162 women and 147 men, who took a walk in

parks and urban forests of the Gaziantep region

participated in thestudy. Besides,when theeducation level,

working status and safety sub-dimensionwere compared, it

was found that there was a statistically significant

difference. No statistical difference in the comparisons

between the age and sports area sub-dimension and the

total scale. It was found that women experience the

participation barriers of recreation area activities in terms

of security, time and individual factorsmore thanmen, and

when compared to theeducation level, it is understood that

those in the undergraduate and associate degree education

levels have more security concerns than the high school

level, and civil servants give more importance to security

thanthoseworking intheprivatesector.