Susan Hutchinson


  • Kleiber, D. A., Nimrod, G., & Hutchinson, S. L. (accepted, 2011). Reconstructing leisure in adapting to chronic illness in later life: Emotional and behavioural strategies. International Journal of Disability and Human Development, 10(2).
  • Unruh, A., & Hutchinson, S. L. (accepted, 2011). Embedded spirituality: Gardening in daily life and stressful life experiences. Accepted for publication in the Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences.
  • Nimrod, G., & Hutchinson, S. L. (2010). Innovation among older adults with
    chronic health conditions. Journal of Leisure Research, 42, 1-23.
  • Montgomery, E., Booth, R., & Hutchinson, S. L. (2009). From a focus on function to rediscovering the self: A case study of an individual with post-stroke depression. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 43(4), 25-41.
  • Sanford-Son, J. & Hutchinson, S. L. (2009). Conceptualizing leisure self-care in
    an exploratory study of American Indian elders’ leisure. Leisure/Loisir, 33(2), 479-509.



Lawson, S., Delamere, F. M., & Hutchinson, S. L. (2008). A personal narrative of involvement in post-traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: What can we learn for therapeutic recreation practice? Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 42(4), 236-250.

Kleiber, D., Reel, H., & Hutchinson, S. L. (2008). When distress gives way to possibility: The relevance of leisure in adjustment to disability. NeuroRehabilitation, 23(3), 321-328.

Hutchinson, S. L., Yarnal, C. M., Sanford-Son, J., & Kerstetter, D. (2008). Beyond fun and friendship: The Red Hat Society® as a coping resource for older women. Aging & Society, 28(7), 979-999.

Hutchinson, S. L., Bland, A., & Kleiber, D. A. (2008). Leisure and stress-coping: Implications for therapeutic recreation practice. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 42(1), 9-23.


Hutchinson, S. L., & Wexler, B. (2007). Is “raging” good for health?: Older women’s participation in the Raging Grannies. Health Care for Women International, 28(1), 88-118.

Hutchinson, S. L., Afifi, T., & Krause, S. (2007). The family that plays together fares better: Examining the contribution of shared family time to family resilience following divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 46(3/4), 21-48.

Hutchinson, S. L. (2007). Selective optimization in leisure as a coping strategy for women. ADOZ Journal of Leisure Studies, 31, 77-80.


Hutchinson, S. L., LeBlanc, A., & Booth, R. (2006). More than “just having fun”: Reconsidering the role of enjoyment in therapeutic recreation practice. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 40(4), 220-240.

Afifi, T., Hutchinson, S. L., & Krause, S. (2006). Toward a theoretical model of communal coping in post-divorce families and other naturally occurring groups. Communication Theory, 16(3), 378-409.

Hutchinson, S. L., Baldwin, C. A., & Oh, S. S. (2006). Adolescent coping: Exploring adolescents’ leisure-based responses to stress. Leisure Sciences, 28(2), 115-131.

Yarnal, C. M., Hutchinson, S. L., & Chow, H-W. (2006). “I could probably run a marathon right now”: Embodiment, space, and young women’s leisure experience. Leisure Sciences, 28(2), 133-161.


Hutchinson, S. L., & Kleiber, D. A. (2005). Gifts of the “ordinary”: Considering the contribution of casual leisure to health and well-being. World Leisure Journal, 47(3), 2-16.


Baldwin, C. K., Hutchinson, S. L., & Magnuson, D. (2004). Program theory evaluation: A framework for theory-driven programming and evaluation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 38(1), 16-31.

Yarnal, C. M., Dowler, L., & Hutchinson, S. L. (2004). “Don’t let the bastards see you sweat”: Masculinity, public and private space and the volunteer firehouse. Environment and Planning A, 36(4), 685-699.

Baldwin, C. K., Hutchinson, S. L., & Magnuson, D. (2004). Program theory evaluation: A framework for theory-driven programming and evaluation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 38(1), 16-31.


Hutchinson, S. L., Baldwin, C. K., & Caldwell, L. L. (2003). Differentiating parent practices related to adolescents’ use of free time. Journal of Leisure Research, 35(4), 396-422.

Hutchinson, S. L., Loy, D. P., Kleiber, D. A., & Dattilo, J. (2003). Leisure as a coping resource: Variations in coping with traumatic injury and illness. Leisure Sciences, 25(2-3), 143-161.


Kleiber, D. A., Hutchinson, S. L., & Williams, R. (2002). Leisure as a resource in transcending negative life events: Self-protection, self-restoration, and personal transformation. Leisure Sciences, 24(2), 219-235.

Hutchinson, S. L., LeBlanc, A., & Booth, R. (2002). “Perpetual problem solving”: An ethnographic study of clinical reasoning in a therapeutic recreation setting. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 36(1), 18-34. 

Loy, D. P., Dattilo, J., Kleiber, D. A., & Hutchinson, S. L. (2002). Dimensions of leisure and depression symptoms after spinal cord injury. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 11, 43-53.


Ellis, J. M., Braff, E., & Hutchinson, S. L., (2001). Youth recreation and resiliency: Putting theory into practice in Fairfax County. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 35(4), 307-317.

Samdahl, D. M., Jacobson, S., & Hutchinson, S. L. (2001). When gender is problematic: Leisure and gender negotiation for marginalized women. In S. Clough & J. White (Eds.), Women’s leisure experiences: Ages, stages and roles (LSA Publication No. 70, pp. 39-146). Eastburne, UK: Leisure Sciences Association. 

Hutchinson, S. L., & Dattilo, J. (2001). Processing: Possibilities for Therapeutic Recreation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 35(1), 43-56.


Hutchinson, S. L., & Samdahl, D. (2000). Reflections on the “voice of authority” in leisure research and practice. Society & Leisure, 23(1), 237-250.

Hutchinson, S. L., & Kleiber, D. A. (2000). Heroic masculinity following spinal cord injury: Implications for therapeutic recreation practice and research. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 34(1), 42-54.


Yang, H., Hutchinson, S.L., Zinn, H., & Watson, A. (2010). Discretionary time of Chinese college students: Activities and impact of SARS-induced constraints on choices. Social Indicators Research, DOI 10.1007/s11205-010-9691-7

Recent book chapters

Kleiber, D. A. & Hutchinson, S. L. (2011). Making the best of bad situations: The value of leisure in coping with negative life events: In L. Payne, B. Ainsworth & G. Godbey (Eds.), Leisure, health and wellness: Making the connections. State College, PA: Venture Publishing.

Hutchinson, S. L. (2009). Walking the tightrope, juggling and slow dancing: Metaphors for building effective therapeutic relationships. In N. Stumbo (Ed.), Professional issues in therapeutic recreation. On competencies and outcomes (2nd ed.) (pp. 357-366). Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing.

Yarnal, C. M., Kerstetter, D., Chick, G., & Hutchinson, S. L. (2009). The Red Hat Society: An exploration of play and masking in older women’s lives. In D. Kuschner (Ed.), Play & Culture Studies (Vol. 8: From Children to Red Hatters). Lanham, ML: University Press of America.