The role of life experiences on perceptions of leisure during adulthood: A Longitudinal Analysis

Megan C. Janke, Gaylene Carpenter, Laura L. Payne, Jean Stockard

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This study examined the life experiences of adults and their effect on perceptions of leisure. Data for this study came from A Study of Leisure during Adulthood (ASOLDA), a 10-year study of the values, attitudes, and perceived freedom in leisure of 84 adults. Individual growth curvemodelingwas used to explore patterns and changewithin leisure domains for the sample. Life structure predicted adults' perceived freedom in leisure while life events were predictive of adults' leisure attitudes. Data from interviews were used to supplement the survey data to provide a better understanding of the predictors of leisure perceptions in this study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-69
Number of pages18
JournalLeisure Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 16 2011



  • Attitudes
  • Growth curve modeling
  • Life events
  • Life structure
  • Perceived freedom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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