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ERIC Number: EJ900822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Alegria! Flow in Leisure and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Event Satisfaction Using Data from an Acrobatics Show
Chen, Lung Hung; Ye, Yun-Ci; Chen, Mei-Yen; Tung, I-Wu
Social Indicators Research, v99 n2 p301-313 Nov 2010
The aim of the current study was to examine the role of satisfaction-with-event as a mediator in the relations between flow and life satisfaction based on the bottom-up theory (Andrews and Withey in "Social indicators of well-being: Americans' perceptions of life quality." Plenum, New York, 1976; Lee et al. in "J Macromarketing" 22(2): 158-169, 2002). Four hundred and thirty-four participants with a mean age of 35.60 (SD = 11.76) were recruited from the audience of a "Cirque du Soleil" acrobatics show, performed in Taiwan in 2009. Participants completed the flow scale (Csikszentmihalyi in "Flow: the psychology of optimal experience." Harper & Row, New York, 1990), a satisfaction-with-event scale (Lin and Hsu in "Mark Rev" 3(4): 497-528, 2008), and a satisfaction-with-life scale (Diener et al. in "J Pers Assess" 49:71-75, 1985) immediately after viewing the show. Structural equation modeling was conducted to examine our hypothesis that satisfaction-with-event levels would fully mediate the relationship between flow and overall life satisfaction. Results supported our prediction and are discussed in terms of bottom-up theory. Implications of the study are also provided for the leisure managers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan