Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure: Meanings, Motives and by Sam Elkington, Sean Gammon

By Sam Elkington, Sean Gammon

We are getting into a brand new period of relaxation. caliber instead of volume is now the point of interest of researchers, policymakers and executives. Technological switch, an growing old inhabitants and a harsh financial system are altering the values and practices of rest, in addition to the connection among rest, society and the person.

Contemporary views in rest uses a number of disciplinary techniques to introduce an important tendencies in modern relaxation within the Twenty-First Century. With contributions from a few of the major foreign figures in sleek rest stories, the e-book examines key philosophical and theoretical debates round rest, on the subject of strategies equivalent to happiness, amusement and caliber of existence, in addition to the main attention-grabbing modern topics in rest reviews, from early life relaxation and ‘dark’ rest to know-how and adventure.

Understanding adjustments in relaxation is helping us to higher comprehend alterations in wider society. Contemporary views in rest is an ideal significant other to any path in relaxation stories, and helpful examining for any pupil or pupil operating in sociology, cultural reports, sport, tourism, recreation, or social psychology.

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They found that work was the primary source of f low for professional workers, whereas for blue-collar women it was leisure. They provided a paragraph describing enjoyable f low and asked study participants to indicate how frequently during a week they experienced a similar state in their work and leisure. Bryce and Haworth (2002) examined well-being and f low among office workers using Allison and Duncan’s questionnaire items, and Delle Fave and Massimini (2003) also used a questionnaire to examine f low among teachers and physicians.

In a study of students involved in amateur acting, hobbyist table tennis and voluntary sport coaching, he used a phenomenological approach with open-ended group discussion and follow-up individual interviews based in part on a modification of the f low questionnaire. His findings suggest that f low-based serious leisure experience is the richest 14 Roger C. Mannell because of people’s ‘total personal commitment of self to its achievement, continuity and progress’ (p. 278). As already noted, most of the research on the ebb and f low or the dynamic nature of immediate conscious leisure experiences has occurred in outdoor recreation settings.

2011). Definitional approach – leisure in the eye of the beholder The definitional approach to the study of leisure involves theory and research that attempt to identify the attributes or properties that lead people to perceive the activity or setting in which they are engaged, or the experience associated with it, as leisure and not something else. Neulinger (1974) made an early contribution to the psychological exploration of personal leisure definitions arguing that people are more likely to experience leisure when they perceive they have freely chosen to participate, are intrinsically motivated to do so and are more caught up in the process of involvement than achieving a goal.

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