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The Relationships between Boredom Relief Leisure Behaviour and Health/Wellbeing: Focusing on Australian Young Adults

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2011, 35(10), pp.247-266
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

한지숙 1

1재단법인강원테크노파크

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ABSTRACT

This study was to explore the kinds of leisure behaviour activities that young adults participate to relieve boredom. It also examined the relationships between young adults choice of leisure activities and their perceived levels of health and wellbeing. Data were collected from 443 Australian university students in Brisbane Australia using the internet survey method. Results identified eight different kinds of boredom relief leisure activities of the respondents: active-social, work-related, creative, sports-physical, casual, passive-technology, passive-home, outdoor-travel. Results revealed gender differences in terms of the types of leisure that the respondents participate to relieve boredom. Moreover, results found significant positive or negative relationships between the types of leisure activities that the respondents participate and their perceived levels of health and wellbeing. Specifically, sports-physical activity participation turned out to be the most influential variable in explaining the respondents' perceived health. Practical implications of the study were also discussed.

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