Issues in the measurement of leisure: A comparison of theoretical and connotative meanings

Research on the subjective experiencing of leisure faces the inescapable problem of operational measurement

Diane M. Samdahl

2009

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  • Research on the subjective experiencing of leisure faces the inescapable problem of operational measurement
  • Some evidence of the correspondence between the connotative and theoretical meanings of leisure has been presented in the literature
  • This article reviews that work and presents a complementary analysis based on LISREL
  • It appears that leisure theories do address the salient dimensions of leisure as it is experienced in daily life, and that the connotative measure is an acceptable operational measure of leisure
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