Basic Dimensions of Definitions of Leisure

Despite its obviousness, the field of leisure research has lacked an empirical method to discover the underlying determinants of definitions of leisure

Seppo E. Iso-Ahola

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Despite its obviousness, the field of leisure research has lacked an empirical method to discover the underlying determinants of definitions of leisure
  • Based upon Kelly's and Neulinger's theoretical models, the present study sought to determine the relative contributions of perceived freedom, motivation and work-relation to male and female college students' perceptions of leisure
  • The results first revealed that each factor had a significant effect on the subjects' responses, thereby suggesting that freedom, motivation and work-relation all contribute independently and additively to the subjects' definition of leisure
  • Sex differences further qualified these findings in that the interactive effects of freedom and work-relation were true for the male respondents but not when the female subjects' perceptions were considered
  • Choose new content alerts to be informed about new research of interest to you
  • Easy remote access to your institution's subscriptions on any device, from any location

Need more features? Save interactive summary cards to your Scholarcy Library.