Taking the time to share the results of my research projects is important to me. Below are a series of articles I've published from various research projects I've been involved in. I've written on topics related to community development, community resilience, community recreation, and leisure education.
Oncescu, J. (2014). Creating constraints to community resiliency: The event of a rural school’s closure. Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy, 9(2), 1-30.
Oncescu, J. (2014). The impact of a rural school’s closure on community resiliency. Leisure/Loisir,38(1), 35-52.
Poverty & Recreation
Oncescu, J., & Neufeld, C. (2019): Low-income families and the positive outcomes associated with participation in a community-based leisure education program, Annals of Leisure Research, DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2019.1624586
Oncescu, J. (in-press). Addressing the funding gaps in recreation access provisions: The role of leisure education. Managing Sport & Leisure
Oncescu, J. & Loewen,M. (in-press) Community recreation provisions that support low-income families' access to recreation. Leisure/Loisir
Oncescu, J. (2016). Rural restructuring: The impact of a pulp and paper mill’s closure on rural community recreation services and amenities. World Leisure Journal, DOI: 10.1080/16078055.2016.1161662
Oncescu, J. (2014). Rural restructuring and its impact on community recreation opportunities. Annals of Leisure Research. DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2014.980834
Oncescu, J., & Robertson, B. (2010). Recreation in remote communities: A case study of Newport.Journal of Rural and Community Development, 5(1/2), 221-237.
Shannon, C., Oncescu, J., & Hutchinson, S. (2016). The potential for leisure education to address the ‘wicked problems’ prioritized in a framework for recreation in Canada. Leisure/Loisir, 40(3)
Heibert, C., & Oncescu, J. (2015). Leisure education, poverty and recreation participation: A case study of a community-based leisure education delivery system. In N. Vaugeois, P. Parker, & A. Weighill (Eds) Innovative Leisure Practices: Cases As Conduits Between Theory and Practice. World Leisure Centre of Excellent: Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC.
Oncescu, J. (2015) Rural restructuring: Community stakeholders’ perspectives of the impact of a pulp and paper mill closure on community relationships. Journal of Rural Society, 24(2), 177-199, DOI: 10.1080/10371656.2015.1060719
Oncescu, J. & Giles, A. (2014) Rebuilding a sense of community through reconnection: The impact of a rural school’s closure on individuals without school-aged children. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 9(3), 296-319.
Ensign, S., Giles, A.R., & Oncescu, J. (2014). Natural resource exploration and extraction in Northern Canada: Intersections with community cohesion and social welfare. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 8(4), 81-102.
Oncescu, J. & Giles, A. (2013). A rural school’s closure: Impacts on volunteers’ gender roles. Journal of Rural Society, 23(1), 2-19.
Oncescu, J., & Giles, A. (2012). Changing relationships: The impact of a rural school closure on families with school-aged children. Leisure/Loisir, 36(2), 107-126.
Oncescu, J., Gravelle, F., & Karlis, G. (2009). Rural youth and technology: Counteracting youth cocooning with the great outdoors. The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 22(1), 24-28.
Kriemadis, T., Leivadi, S., Mavromatis, C., Kartakoullis, N., Karlis, G. & Oncescu, J. (2008). Organizational culture in middle and top-level hotel units in Greece. International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation, & Tourism,1(1), 32-35.