The influence of leisure-based community activities on neighbourhood support and the social cohesion of communities in Spain

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Abstract

To analyse the effects of leisure-based community activities in improving neighbourhood support and social cohesion, data were collected in two neighbourhoods of Barcelona (Spain) through questionnaires and interviews. The results indicate that promoting neighbourhood support requires a different strategy from promoting participation in leisure-based activities aimed at developing social cohesion within a community. The study also suggests various useful strategies to strengthen the effects of leisure-based community activities. The strategies recommended revolve around networking, use of the public space, recognition of diversity and conflict management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-584
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume66
Issue number2
Early online date21 Jun 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Community action
  • leisure-based community activities
  • neighbourhood support
  • social cohesion
  • social support

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