A Social Psychological Investigation of the Relationship between Christianity and Contemporary Meanings of Leisure: An Australian Perspective

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Title A Social Psychological Investigation of the Relationship between Christianity and Contemporary Meanings of Leisure: An Australian Perspective
Author Schulz, John; Auld, Christopher John
Journal Name Leisure
Editor Bryan Smale
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationships between the Christian religion and the meanings of leisure in contemporary Australia. Data were collected via a self-administered questionnaire from a sample of 475 residents of Brisbane, Australia. Three main findings concerning leisure and the Christian religion were established. Firstly, the meanings that religious people associated with leisure were largely no different from other members of the population. Secondly, there was evidence to suggest that specific Christian denominations were linked to particular meanings. Thirdly, when leisure was focused towards either recuperating or finding fulfillment, leisure and religion were significantly related. For example, some people may use leisure to express their religion. Keywords: leisure meanings, leisure experience, Christianity, religious experience.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RLOI
Volume 33
Issue Number 1
Edition 2009
Page from 121
Page to 146
ISSN 1492-7713
Date Accessioned 2010-04-01
Date Available 2010-10-20T06:59:16Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30201
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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