ERIC Number: ED274628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
The Contribution of Leisure to Life Satisfaction during Adulthood.
A major premise in this inquiry was that leisure, as well as work, family, and self, is an accepted value in contemporary life and is periodically reassessed along with other traditionally held values by the individual. Another premise is that because leisure has such meaning in one's life it becomes a social influence from which one makes life choices in accordance with leisure-centered self-concepts. Data for the study were generated from a previous study examining the relationship between affinity toward leisure and selected variables associated with middle age. Respondents consisted of 745 adults between the ages of 30 and 57. Life satisfaction was measured by the Adams modified Life Satisfaction Index-A. In addition, respondents indicated the number of hours per week spent in leisure, the number of different leisure-related activities participated in weekly, and completed the Leisure Ethic Scale. Results are discussed in the light of the developmental and transitional stages of the subjects of the study. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Northwest District American Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Vancouver, WA, March, 1986).