Proceedings of the 49th International Academic Conference, Dubrovnik

MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF OUTDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES IN FOREST AREAS ON CHILDREN AND FAMILY RELATIONS: A CASE STUDY OF DUZCE

YAŞAR SELMAN GÜLTEKIN, PINAR GÜLTEKIN

Abstract:

In this study, forests in Düzce countryside, camping, picnic, hiking, orientring and so on. A questionnaire was applied to measure the contribution of the families participating in the activities to the physical and psychological development of their children, good parenting. Within the scope of the study, interviews were conducted with 82 families who participated in these activities and the survey results were analyzed in SPSS 22.0 Program. Frequency and percentage, average and one-way analysis of variance were applied. Children of families who spend time with their children in the nature, experience and participate in activities are defined as healthier, more socially, more successful and happier in their classes than children of non-participating families.

Keywords: Family support, good parenting, forest, outdoor recreation

DOI: 10.20472/IAC.2019.049.018

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