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    Author(s): Edward F, II Byrne; Ellen B. Drogin Rodgers
    Date: 2003
    Source: In: Schuster, Rudy, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2002 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-302. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 90-93
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The purpose of this study is to investigate the constraints to use of outdoor recreation resources and participation in leisure activities among Hispanic restaurant workers in Northern Virginia; specifically, the relationship of socioeconomic status and acculturation to leisure constraints. The dramatic rate of increase of Hispanic-Americans, the group's low socioeconomic status, and reports on low recreation participation and resource use illustrate the need for a better understanding of this population segment and their patterns of recreation participation. This paper includes a brief review of pertinent theory, and the results of analyses together with their implications for recreation service providers.

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    Byrne, Edward F, II; Drogin Rodgers, Ellen B. 2003. Understanding the leisure constraints of Hispanic-Americans in Northern Virginia: an exploratory analysis of constraints, socioeconomic status and acculturation. In: Schuster, Rudy, comp., ed. Proceedings of the 2002 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-302. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 90-93

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