Department of Recreation Management & Youth Leadership, Brigham Young University, 273 RB, Provo, UT 84602.
An Examination of Family Communication Within the Core and Balance Model of Family Leisure Functioning
Article first published online: 27 JAN 2009
© 2009 by the National Council on Family Relations
Volume 58, Issue 1, pages 79–90, February 2009
How to Cite
Smith, K. M., Freeman, P. A. and Zabriskie, R. B. (2009), An Examination of Family Communication Within the Core and Balance Model of Family Leisure Functioning. Family Relations, 58: 79–90. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2008.00536.x
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 27 JAN 2009
- core and balance family leisure;
- Circumplex Model;
- family communication;
- family leisure
The purpose of this study was to examine family communication within the core and balance model of family leisure functioning. The study was conducted from a youth perspective of family leisure and family functioning. The sample consisted of youth (N= 95) aged 11 – 17 from 25 different states in the United States. Path analyses indicated that family communication mediated a positive relationship between family leisure variables and family functioning variables. Implications and recommendations are discussed. The addition of communication in the Core and Balance Model is recommended.