The Contribution of Leisure Participation and Leisure Satisfaction to Stress-Related Growth

Sanghee Chun, Youngkhill Lee, Byunggook Kim, Jinmoo Heo

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Abstract

This study examined the contribution of leisure participation and leisure satisfaction on the experience of stress-related growth (SRG). Some types of leisure activity may be beneficial for SRG under certain circumstances. In addition, leisure satisfaction may be positively related to the stress-related growth experience. The participants of this study were 318 undergraduate students at an eastern Canadian university. The results indicated that frequent participation in civic activities and leisure satisfaction were statistically significant predictors of SRG. The findings in this study provided further evidence that positive leisure experiences and specific types of leisure activity not only help people cope with various stresses, but also facilitate growth-related changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-449
Number of pages14
JournalLeisure Sciences
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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