Contextual aspects of women's leisure: study 2

Caltabiano, Marie Louise, and Caltabiano, Nerina Jane (1994) Contextual aspects of women's leisure: study 2. Australian Journal of Leisure and Recreation, 4 (3). pp. 22-30.

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The effect of social support on women's leisure was examined for a group of professional career women involved in multiple roles. Data was provided from a survey of 166 employed women in relationship, mothering or caring roles. Leisure appeared to be a legitimate domain in the lives of these women. As in previous research (Deem, 1986; Green et al., 1990) a large percentage of these professional career women had home-centred leisure in the form of reading, or spending time with friends/family/pets. Shifts in leisure trends emerged in relation to travelling and physical activity (gym, aerobics, jogging). More women in the present study reported' participation in these activities in the six months prior to the interview. There were no observed differences among occupational groups (nursing; teaching; business/management; medicine/helping professions) in total leisure, or for participation in specific leisure clusters of sport, cultural-hobbies or social leisure. Overall, the women received low to moderate levels of instrumental/tangible support, but enjoyed moderately high levels of esteem support. Esteem support affected total leisure involvement. Participation rates were higher for women who were respected, valued and accepted by others. Recipients of esteem support had greater involvement in social and cultural hobbies activities. Instrumental social support in the form of physical assistance was linked to greater involvement in outdoor active sports.

Item ID: 28600
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1036-0573
Keywords: women's leisure, social support, career women, multiple roles
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2013 01:58
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170105 Gender Psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950103 Recreation @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 50%
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