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The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Sport and Recreation


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What contributes to the real value of sport and recreation? (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Contributes to economic growth through business investment and employment.

    • B. 

      Builds communities through social inclusion and binds families through shared experiences and achievements.

    • C. 

      Is the cure-all for society's issues.

    • D. 

      Helps address anti-social behaviour and can support education.

  • 2. 
    How does sport and recreation connect communities? (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Makes significant social, economic, cultural and environmental contributions in rural communities.

    • B. 

      Provides opportunities for social engagement and creates awareness and acceptance of differences between individuals and communities.

    • C. 

      Provides opportunities to form friendships and a sense of belonging.

    • D. 

      Generally, places with low levels of social capital are safer than those with high levels of social capital.

  • 3. 
    How does sport and recreation contribute to social inclusion? (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Results in various immigrant groups being exposed to sport and recreational activities they may not have otherwise considered.

    • B. 

      Participation in sport provides increased opportunities for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and indigenous Australians to connect with the wider community.

    • C. 

      It is a key medium for creating new relationships among disparate social groups.

    • D. 

      Culturally and linguistically diverse people as well as Indigenous Australians can be vulnerable to social and structural disconnection. Participation in sport and recreational activities tends to increase this social isolation.

  • 4. 
    How does participation in sport affect our physical and psychological well-being? (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Contributes to the prevention of obesity, relieves symptoms of arthritis and positively influences the immune system.

    • B. 

      Contributes to higher levels of self-esteem, motivation and self-worth.

    • C. 

      Facilitates better stress management, alleviates depression and anxiety and boosts mental alertness.

    • D. 

      Contributes to cardiovascular disease prevention and control as well as primary prevention of some cancers. However, it does not benefit injury prevention.

  • 5. 
    How does sport and recreation effect at-risk behaviour? (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Increases apathy and incidence of violence, delinquency and suicide.

    • B. 

      Assists rehabilitation and development of young people most at risk of committing a crime.

    • C. 

      Promotes social inclusion and provides a level playing field to help bridge gaps in our society.

    • D. 

      Creates opportunities to learn new skills and develop confidence and self-esteem.

  • 6. 
    'Research suggests a direct correlation between the health of an individual and their productivity.' Participation in workplace physical activity programs can: (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Improve mental concentration, stamina, reaction time, memory and performance.

    • B. 

      Increase absenteeism.

    • C. 

      Increase work enjoyment and job satisfaction.

    • D. 

      Develop a better rapport between workers.

  • 7. 
    'Increased participation in sport and recreation provides substantial returns to the public and private sectors through improved health.' How does sport and recreation contribute to reducing health care costs? (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Improves mental health, alertness and resilience against the stresses of modern day living.

    • B. 

      Reduces the overall burden of disease among Australians.

    • C. 

      Reduces the costs associated with absenteeism and low workplace productivity.

    • D. 

      Increases weight and related rates to obesity.

  • 8. 
    'Participation in physical activity may contribute to academic performance.' Various studies support this statement. Findings include: (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Strong positive effects on cognitive functioning and academic ability.

    • B. 

      Physiological and social development gained from participation in physical activity enhance learning capabilities and lead to better academic performance.

    • C. 

      Sport and recreation does not contribute to lifelong learning and the development of new skills.

    • D. 

      Children who engage in sport and recreation do better academically and are more likely to enjoy school and complete their homework.

  • 9. 
    How does sport and recreation benefit the environment? (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Maximises the ecological footprint.

    • B. 

      Reduces noise and air pollution through increased use of active green transport options such as cycling and walking.

    • C. 

      Physically active communities put less strain on the environment by reducing dependence on vehicle use.

    • D. 

      The development of specific areas for physical activity can contribute to improved streetscapes, open spaces and preserving natural landscapes.

  • 10. 
    'Sport's economic impact reaches further than most people would expect.' How does sport and recreation contribute to our economy? (Choose one incorrect answer)
    • A. 

      Sport is big business in Australia, generating an estimated income of approximately $8.8 billion in 2004/2005.

    • B. 

      Generates employment opportunities such as coaching, sports administration, turf management, officiating, event management and education.

    • C. 

      Sporting events stimulate the economy in metropolitan areas but marginally in regional areas.

    • D. 

      Encourages tourism and visitor spending, particularly through the hosting of major sporting events and competitions.

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