Publications & Presentations

Izenstark, D., Bang, J.Y., Tu, K.M. & Maynard, N (2024). An exploration of the environmental setting mothers and early adolescent youth prefer to have problem-solving conversations. The Journal of Early Adolescence. Advance online publication.

Izenstark, D. & Ravindran, N. (2023). Associations between childhood family-based nature activities and family relationship quality in emerging adulthood. Family Relations, 72(3), 1276-1291. 

Izenstark, D. & Sharaievska, I. (2022). Changes in outdoor recreation among rural and urban children during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fathers’ perspectives. Children, Youth and Environments, 32(3), 82-99. 

Izenstark, D. & Middaugh, E. (2022). Patterns of family-based nature activities across the early life course and their association with adulthood outdoor participation and preference. Journal of Leisure Research, 53(1), 4-26.

Izenstark, D. & Ebata, A. T. (2022). Why families go outside: An exploration of mothers’ and daughters’ family-based nature activities. Leisure Sciences, 44(5), 559-577. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2019.1625293

Izenstark, D., Crossman, K.A., & Middaugh, E. (2021). Examining family-based nature activities among Latinx students: Contexts for reinforcing family relationships and cultural heritage. Annals of Leisure Research. Advance online publication.

Izenstark D., Ravindran, N., Rodriguez, S., & Devine, N. (2021). The affective and conversational benefits of a walk in nature among mother-daughter dyads. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being,13(2), 299-316. 

Hodge, C. J., Izenstark, D., & Melton, K. K. (2021). Theorizing Family Leisure in the Outdoors and Social Connection. In Baker, M., Carr, N., & Stewart, E., Leisure Activities in the Outdoors: Learning, Developing, and Challenging (pp. 105-117). CABI 

Perry, S.C., Izenstark, D., & Larson, R. (2021). How to bargain successfully with adolescents: What can be learned from youth development professionals? Journal of Community Psychology, 49(7), 2472-2492.

Izenstark, D. (2019). Sustaining family relationships over time thorugh family-based nature activities. Family Focus, 81, 14-15.

Izenstark, D. & Ebata, A. (2017). The effects of a walk in nature on attention and family cohesion: An experimental design study. Children, Youth & Environments, 27(2), 93-109.

Izenstark, D. & Ebata, A. (2016). Theorizing family-based nature activities and family functioning: The integration of attention restoration theory with a family routines and rituals perspective. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, 137-153. 

Izenstark, D., Oswald, R.F., Holman, E.G., Mendez, S. & Greder, K. (2016). Rural, low-income mothers’ use of family-based nature activities to promote family health. Journal of Leisure Research, 48(2), 134-155. doi:

Larson, R.W., Izenstark, D., Rodriguez, G., & Perry, S.C. (2016). The art of restraint: How experienced program leaders use their authority to support youth agency. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi: 10.1111/jora.12234

Mendez, S., Oswald, R.F., Holman, E.G., & Izenstark, D. (2016). Minority stress in the context of rural poverty: One lesbian mother’s story. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 0(0), 1-22.

Izenstark, D. & Ebata, A. (2014). Connecting children and families to nature: An evaluation of a Natural Playscape. Parks and Recreation Magazine, 6, 62-66.

Stodolska, M., Shinew, K. J., Acevedo, J.C., & Izenstark, D. (2011). Parks as havens and contested terrains: Benefits and pitfalls of parks in Latino communities. Leisure Sciences, 33, 103-126.