What people want from their leisure: the contributions of personality facets in differentially predicting desired leisure outcomes

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Abstract

This study explored how personality predicts the types of experiences one wants to have during free time. The importance of six free time outcome factors was predicted from the facets of the Big Five personality dimensions for university students. Results indicated that personality facets were highly predictive, and differentially so, depending on desired free time outcomes. Findings provide evidence for the interrelationships between the intricate and multiple linkages between personality and desired free time outcomes and demonstrate consistency of interrelationships for male and female students and Caucasian and minority students. The study extends the literature on the Big Five model of personality to leisure and furthers understanding of and encourages future research on personality predispositions as salient predictors of desired leisure experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-191
Number of pages42
JournalJournal of Leisure Research
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Big five
  • Free time
  • Leisure outcomes
  • Personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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