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dc.contributor.authorFountain, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSchänzel, Hen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Een_NZ
dc.contributor.authorKörner, Nen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorSchänzel, HAen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorCarr, Nen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-04T03:49:24Z
dc.date.available2016-02-04T03:49:24Z
dc.date.copyright2015-10-30en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationAnnals of Leisure Research, vol.18(3)en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2159-6816en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/9480
dc.description.abstractStudies of family leisure and holidays reveal that an important goal of these experiences is the fostering of family togetherness and social connectedness away from usual work/life pressures. As outlined by Schänzel and Smith (2014), however, family experiences of leisure include opportunities for both ‘family time’ and ‘own time’. Family time incorporates opportunities for strengthening family bonds by creating family memories and allowing learning to occur. By contrast, own time encapsulates freedom from those family commitments to pursue one’s own interests and to seek respite from the obligatory commitments of family life. Using data collected in face-to-face questionnaires completed with 221 New Zealand family groups, this paper seeks to explore the extent to which family time and own time experiences are differently perceived by parents accompanying their children to three family-friendly visitor attractions in Christchurch, New Zealand. In particular, the paper explores the motivations and experiences sought by fathers visiting with their child/ren at these attractions and compares these with mothers’ experiences and motivations. Findings show that fathers have differing motivations and seek different experiences than mothers at these attractions, and that these motivations vary based on whether they are attending visitor attractions as sole parents or accompanied by a co-parent.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis. This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the [JOURNAL TITLE} and is available online at: www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article (see Publisher’s Version)
dc.subjectDomestic family visitors; Family leisure; Own time; Fathers; Visitor attractions, New Zealand
dc.titleFamily experiences of visitor attractions in New Zealand: differing opportunities for ‘family time’ and ‘own time’en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/11745398.2015.1047389
aut.relation.issue3en_NZ
aut.relation.volume18en_NZ
pubs.elements-id177576


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