Recent Submissions

  • Beyond fun and friendship: the Red Hat Society as a coping resource for older women 

    Hutchinson, Susan L., Careen M. Yarnal, Julie Staffordson, and Deborah L. Kerstetter. 2008. "Beyond fun and friendship: the Red Hat Society as a coping resource for older women." Ageing & Society 28: 979-999.
    How older women cope with challenges and losses in later life influences not only their physical health but also their psychological wellbeing and quality of life. The purpose of the analysis reported in this paper was to ...
  • Lessons Learned from Take Care: A Brief Leisure Education Intervention for Caregivers 

    Hutchinson, Susan L., Susan Doble, Grace Warner, and Cyndee MacPhee. 2011. "Lessons Learned from Take Care: A Brief Leisure Education Intervention for Caregivers." Therapeutic recreation journal 45(2): 121-134.
    Caregivers often struggle to address their own needs related to self-care while also supporting their care recipients to be more self-determined in living with a chronic health condition. Despite this need, caregiver ...
  • Leisure as a Resource for Successful Aging by Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions 

    Hutchinson, Susan L., and Galit Nimrod. 2012. "Leisure as a Resource for Successful Aging by Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions." International journal of aging & human development 74(1): 41-65.
    Drawing on the model of Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC) (Baltes & Baltes, 1990), the purpose of this article is to examine leisure-related goals of older adults with chronic conditions and the strategies ...
  • Gifts of the Ordinary: Casual Leisure's Contributions to Health and Well-Being 

    Hutchinson, Susan L., and Douglas A. Kleiber. 2005. "Gifts of the Ordinary: Casual Leisure's Contributions to Health and Well-Being." World Leisure Journal 47(3): 2-16.
    The concepts of serious leisure (Stebbins, 1992) and "flow" (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990) have assumed a central position in assessments of the contribution of leisure to health and well-being. However, researchers who have ...
  • When distress gives way to possibility: The relevance of leisure in adjustment to disability 

    Kleiber, Douglas A., Heather A. Reel, and Susan L. Hutchinson. 2008. "When distress gives way to possibility: The relevance of leisure in adjustment to disability." Neurorehabilitation 23(4): 321-328.
    Previous research has suggested that leisure assists in coping with and adjusting to negative life events in at least four different ways: by being diverting, by generating hope, by restoring some aspects of self, and by ...
  • More than "Just Having Fun": Reconsidering the Role of Enjoyment in Therapeutic Recreation Practice 

    Hutchinson, Susan, Adrienne Leblanc, and Rhonda Booth. 2006. "More than "Just Having Fun": Reconsidering the Role of Enjoyment in Therapeutic Recreation Practice." Therapeutic recreation journal 40(4): 220-240.
    Enjoyment has been incorporated as an endpoint in a continuum of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) service delivery and as an outcome of participation in the TR process. However, the specific ways in which enjoyment may contribute ...
  • "I Could Probably Run a Marathon Right Now" : Embodiment, Space, and Young Women's Leisure Experience 

    Yarnal, Careen Mackay, Susan Hutchinson, and . 2006. "I Could Probably Run a Marathon Right Now" : Embodiment, Space, and Young Women's Leisure Experience." Leisure Sciences 28(2): 133-161.
    This research uses Camp Blaze, a firefighting camp for young women, to explore ways that the body and processes of embodiment are integral to learning about firefighting. We also address the role that the leisure space of ...
  • Adolescent coping: Exploring adolescents' leisure-based responses to stress 

    Hutchinson, SL, CK Baldwin, and SS Oh. 2006. "Adolescent coping: Exploring adolescents' leisure-based responses to stress." Leisure Sciences 28(2): 115-131.
    Adolescents often perceive aspects of their lives to be stressful, and their ability to manage stress has important health and risk behavior consequences. This study integrated recent developments in coping theory and ...
  • Leisure and Stress-Coping: Implications for Therapeutic Recreation Practice 

    Hutchinson, Susan L., Andrea D. Bland, and Douglas A. Kleiber. 2008. "Leisure and Stress-Coping: Implications for Therapeutic Recreation Practice." Therapeutic recreation journal 42(1): 9-23.
    Within the field of leisure studies there is growing evidence of the value of leisure activity and experience in the course of coping with and adjusting to the kinds of acute and chronic life stressors that clients in ...
  • Conceptualizing Leisure Self-Care in an Exploratory Study of American Indian Elders' Health Beliefs and Behaviours 

    Son, Julie S., and Susan L. Hutchinson. 2009. "Conceptualizing Leisure Self-Care in an Exploratory Study of American Indian Elders' Health Beliefs and Behaviours." Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies 33(2): 479-509.
    En utilisant une analyse de données secondaires de données du groupe de discussion, nous décrivons les activités de loisirs, les croyances, et le bien-être chez les ainées amérindiennes du nord-ouest du Nevada. De ...
  • Successful aging in transition: contemplating new realities 

    Warner, Grace, Susan E. Doble, and Susan L. Hutchinson. 2012. "Successful aging in transition: contemplating new realities." World Leisure Journal 54(3): 255-268.
    While the concept of successful aging has been well supported in studies of normal aging processes, there is less evidence of its applicability to adults who have experienced physical limitations following an acute health ...
  • From a Focus on Function to Rediscovering the Self: A Case Report of an Individual with Post-Stroke Depression 

    Montgomery, Erin, Rhonda Booth, and Susan L. Hutchinson. 2009. "From a Focus on Function to Rediscovering the Self: A Case Report of an Individual with Post-Stroke Depression." Therapeutic recreation journal 43(4): 25-41.
    This case study describes a collaborative therapeutic process, jointly undertaken by therapists within Recreation and Music Therapies in a physical rehabilitation centre in Eastern Canada. The case provides a report of ...
  • Innovation Among Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions 

    Nimrod, Galit, and Susan Hutchinson. 2010. "Innovation Among Older Adults with Chronic Health Conditions." Journal of Leisure Research 42(1): 1-24.
    Building on the innovation theory of successful aging (Nimrod & Kleiber, 2007), this paper explores the place and value of innovation in leisure activities among older adults living with chronic health conditions. The study ...
  • Is "raging" good for health?: older women's participation in the Raging Grannies 

    Hutchinson, S. L., and B. Wexler. 2007. "Is "raging" good for health?: older women's participation in the Raging Grannies." Health care for women international 28(1): 88-118.
    We explore the meanings and potential health-related benefits of older women's participation in the Raging Grannies, a voluntary activist organization. The group's activities are focused on social and political protest ...
  • A Personal Narrative of Involvement in Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation What Can We Learn for Therapeutic Recreation Practice? 

    Lawson, Suzanne, Fern M. Delamere, and Susan L. Hutchinson. 2008. "A Personal Narrative of Involvement in Post-Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation What Can We Learn for Therapeutic Recreation Practice?." Therapeutic recreation journal 42(4): 236-250.
    This paper is an autoethnographic exploration of one woman's illness narrative. It provides an in-depth understanding of her lived experience of rehabilitation after sustaining a traumatic brain injury and poly-trauma. The ...