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ERIC Number: EJ786899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
The Relationship between Leisure and Life Satisfaction: Application of Activity and Need Theory
Rodriguez, Ariel; Latkova, Pavlina; Sun, Ya-Yen
Social Indicators Research, v86 n1 p163-175 Mar 2008
The purpose of this study was to better understand the complex relationship between leisure and life satisfaction. Components of two distinct, but potentially integrative, theoretical frameworks (i.e., activity theory and need theory) predicting the relationship between leisure and life satisfaction were tested with a sample of residents from a Midwestern community (n = 633). Findings provided support for both theoretical perspectives, but stronger relationships were found between satisfied needs than with participated activities. In spite of these findings, the various inconsistencies within the two theoretical frameworks suggest that future research is needed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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