American Journal of Social Science Research
Articles Information
American Journal of Social Science Research, Vol.1, No.2, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: May 18, 2015
Exploring the Concept of Leisure and Its Impact on Quality of Life
Pages: 77-84 Views: 1204 Downloads: 636
Authors
[01] Adesoye A. A., Department of Human Kinetics, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
[02] Ajibua M. A., Sport Centre, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to express the concept and components of leisure so that people can have clear idea of its meaning. A well adaptation to leisure-centred life could help individuals experience good life. It has been espoused that what is done in free hours has great effects on the growth and development of individuals and by extension, the nation. Leisure has been viewed in various ways by different authors. It is viewed in relation to time, activity, play, state of mind and work. Having a clear idea of what leisure stands for is very germane. This is because the meaning one gives to leisure may affects the individual’s choice of discretionary activities.
Keywords
Busy-Ness, Destination, Discretionary Time, Falconry, Tour
References
[01] Adejuwon F.J. (1993). Fundamentals of Tourism Planning Nigeria, Gabin Press.
[02] Agahi, N. (2008), Leisure in Late Life: Patterns of Participation and Relationship with Health, Aging Research Centre (ARC) Karolinska Institut, Sweden.
[03] Aho, K. (2007). Recovering Play: On the Relationship between Leisure and Authencity in Heidegger’s Thought. Janus Head, 10 (1), 217-238.
[04] Ajibua M.A. (2012) Involvement of Academic and Non-Academic Staff in Physical Leisure Activities in Tertiary Institutions in Ondo State. Unpublished Master Thesis, Department of Physical and Health Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, pp.1-30.
[05] Alla J.B. and Ajibua M. A. (2012) Pattern of Leisure Activity Involvement of Academic and Non-Academic Staff of Tertairy Institutions in Ondo State, Nigeria American Journal of Human Ecology,1(1), 28-32
[06] Akintunde, P.G. (2001). Administration and Organization of Physical and Health Education, Sports and Recreation, Ibadan, 1, 209.
[07] Alli, H.M. (2007). Predicting the Overall Perceived Value of Leisure Services: A Survey of Restaurants Patrons in Pretoria. Unpublished Master Thesis. The Faculty of Economics and Management Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
[08] Bukkum, D.V. (1998). Leisure, Play and Work in Urban Society: Liminal Experiences in Male Adolescents. Leisure Studies Association.
[09] Brajsa-Zganec, A, Merkas M. and Sverko I. (2011). Quality of Life and Leisure Activities: How Leisure Contribute to Subjective Well-being. Social Indicator Research,102 (1), 81=91
[10] D’Armour M. (1988). Free Time and Education: A political Issue of the coming Decade. Journal of World Leisure and Recreation
[11] Driver, B.L, Brown, P.G. and Peterson, G.L. (1991). Benefits of Leisure, USA State College P.A: Venture Publishing
[12] Edginton C.R. Compton, D.M Hanson C.J. (1980). Recreation and Leisure Programming: A Guide for Professional, USA Saunder College, pp. 3-21.
[13] Edginton C.R, Jordan D.J., Degraaf, D.G. and Edginton, S.R. (2012). Leisure and Satisfaction. Foundation Perspectives, N.Y. McGraw-Hill
[14] Famayo, M.O. and Adunbi, A.B. (2009) Participants Safety in Recreational Programmes. Journal of Physical Education and Research, xiii (ii) 2006-2012.
[15] Haywood, P. (2004). Leisure and Tourism, USA Heinemann Educational Publishers
[16] Iso-Ahola, S. E. and Crowly, E. D. (1991). Adolescent Substance Abuse and Leisure- Time Boredom. Journal of Leisure Research, 23, 260-27.
[17] Jackson, L. (2005). Considerations Concerning Leisure, Southwest Baptist University Website, USA.
[18] Jackson L (2005). Will Research on Leisure Constraints still be Relevant in the Twenty-First Century? Journal of Leisure Research, 32, 62-68.
[19] Kelly, J.R. (1996). Leisure, In J.E. Brien (Ed), Encyclopaedia of Gerontology, Aging and the Aged, 2, 19-30.
[20] Klumb, P. L. and Maier, H. (2007). Daily Activities and Survival in Old Ages. Journal of Aging and Health, 19 (4), 594-611.
[21] Kraus, R.G. and Curtis, J.E. (1990). Creative Management in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, USA, Time Minor/Mosby College, pp. 1-35
[22] Leitner, M. J. and Leitner, S.F. (2004). Leisure Enhancement. New York, The Haworth Press Inc., pp. 1-30.
[23] Lickorish, J.C. and Jenkins L. C. (1997). An Introduction to Tourism. Butteworth Heinemann Read Educational and Professional Publishing Ltd.
[24] Marchildon, P. (2013). Why Leisure is a State of the mind? www.whatisleisure.com
[25] Mahdi, H.S. (2008). Planning Domestic and International Tourism Development of Qom Province with religion emphasis on Religion Tourism. Unpublished Master Thesis, Department of Business and Social Sciences, Lulea University, The Republic of Iran.
[26] Murphy, J. (1981). Concepts of Leisure, New Jersey, Prentice Hall.
[27] Murphy, E. P. (1985). Tourism: A Community Approach, Methuen Inc., pp.1-10.
[28] Olarewaju, D. O. (2009). Tourism and Recreation Planning, Lecture Note, Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.
[29] Omoruan, J.C. (1996). A Handbook on Physical Education, Sport and Recreation, Zaria, S. Asekome & Co.
[30] Ruskin, H. (1988). Conceptual Approach in Policy Development in Leisure Education. Journal of Leisure and Recreation, pp 17-24
[31] South African Government Information (2009). Sport and Recreation White Paper, National Department of Sports and Recreation, South Africa.
[32] Standenaven J. And De Knop, P. (1999). Sport Tourism, USA, Human Kinetics, pp. 297-306.
[33] Stendi, D. (2009). Work and Leisure. www.Greatfulness.
[34] Strong, M.F. (2009). Leisure Industry- A Powerful Driver of Economic Growth. A paper Presented at the 9Th Hangzhon World Leisure Expo, China.
[35] Torkildsen, G. (2005). Leisure and Recreation Management, Great Britain: Taylor and Francis
[36] Triggs, P. (1996). Leisure and Tourism, Reed Educational and Professional Publisher Ltd.
[37] United Nations enable (2006). Article 30 of the Draft Convention of Rights of Persons with Disability, United Nations Organization.
[38] U.N.O. (1998). Article 3 Under the Convention of the Rights of Child, United Nations General Assembly, New York, USA.
[39] Weiskpof C.D. (1975). A Guide to Recreation and Leisure USA Allyn & Becon, Inc.
[40] Willits W.L. and Willits F.K. (1986). Adolescent Participation in Leisure Activities, “the more, the more”, Leisure Science, 8,189-206.
[41] World Leisure Commission on Education (2000). World Leisure International Position Statement on Education for Serious Leisure.
[42] World Leisure Commission (2001). Position Statement on Physical Fitness and activity in the Context of Leisure Education.
600 ATLANTIC AVE, BOSTON,
MA 02210, USA
+001-6179630233
AIS is an academia-oriented and non-commercial institute aiming at providing users with a way to quickly and easily get the academic and scientific information.
Copyright © 2014 - 2017 American Institute of Science except certain content provided by third parties.