Leisure and subjective well-being of parents of Korean transnational-split families

Kang Jae Jerry Lee, Sunhwan Hwang, Monika Stodolska

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This study examined leisure and subjective well-being (SWB) of Korean transnational-split families (KTSF) who live in Korea and the U.S. Using data collected from an online survey, hierarchical regression analysis was conducted to test seven hypotheses related to the affective components of the SWB of KTSF. Income, frequency of family communication, marital satisfaction, and the size of leisure repertoire were significantly associated with the positive affect of KTSF. The amount of leisure time and the frequency of leisure involvement were not significant. Two regression models were tested to understand the differential validity of the time and frequency of six different types of leisure activities on positive affect. The leisure time and frequency of Hobbies and Other Activities were significant, while other activity types were not. These findings were discussed in light of the existing SWB and transnationalism literature, the qualitative aspects of leisure experience, and the life circumstances of KTSF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3270-3281
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2022


  • Kirogi family
  • Korean transnational-split family
  • Subjective well-being
  • Transnationalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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