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dc.contributor.authorM. Lloyd, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Auld, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.editorAlex C Michalosen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:52:42Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:52:42Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-01T05:52:58Z
dc.identifier.issn03038300en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1013879518210en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/25888
dc.description.abstractTraditional approaches to the measurement of leisure's relationship to quality of life have emphasised place-centred indicators (e.g., the frequency of leisure facility usage) and tended to ignore person-centred criteria (e.g., satisfaction with leisure experiences). Moreover, the underlying assumption in subsequent policy outcomes has been that increasing the number of facilities and services will automatically enhance people's QOL. This paper focuses on both the content and measurement of leisure and its relationship to quality of life. It reports the results of a study that examined the relative importance of selected place and person-centred leisure attributes in predicting quality of life. The study tested a set of objective and subjective indicators that people are most concerned with in their leisure lives. Overall, it was found that the person-centred leisure attribute, leisure satisfaction, was the best predictor of quality of life. Place-centred attributes failed to influence quality of life. Further analysis revealed that people who engage in social activities more frequently and who are more satisfied with the psychological benefits they derive from leisure, experience higher levels of perceived quality of life. The results suggest that there is a need to reconcile objective knowledge with subjective perceptions of leisure in order to achieve greater understanding and comprehensive measurement of this complex domain and its relationship to quality of life.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.springer.com/social+sciences/sociology/journal/11205en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom43en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto71en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial Indicators Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume57en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode370403en_US
dc.titleThe role of leisure in determining quality of life: issues of content and measurementen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2002
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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