Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Love, Adam

Committee Member

Stich, Bethany

Committee Member

Stanisevski, Dragan

Date of Degree

8-1-2012

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Sports Administration

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Kinesiology

Abstract

Recreational amenities present great value for the community. Their existence provides an improved quality of life, offers a connection with the natural surroundings, and facilitates a healthy lifestyle. While communities continue to create and operate recreational facilities/areas, the presence of such facilities may have indirect effects on the general population. Specifically, this thesis will compare the presence of recreational amenities in metropolitan statistical areas that contain universities which are a part of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and metropolitan statistical areas with similar populations and geographic characteristics that don’t contain an AAU-member institution.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/20991

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