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Reducing latent deprivation during unemployment: the role of meaningful leisure activity

Waters, Lea E. and Moore, Kathleen A. 2002, Reducing latent deprivation during unemployment: the role of meaningful leisure activity, Journal of occupational and organizational psychology, vol. 75, no. pt.1, pp. 15-32.

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Title Reducing latent deprivation during unemployment: the role of meaningful leisure activity
Author(s) Waters, Lea E.
Moore, Kathleen A.
Journal name Journal of occupational and organizational psychology
Volume number 75
Issue number pt.1
Start page 15
End page 32
Publisher British Psychological Society
Place of publication Leicester, England
Publication date 2002-03
ISSN 0963-1798
Summary The aim of this study was to investigate the role of meaningful leisure activity in reducing latent deprivation during unemployment. Samples of unemployed (N=201) and employed (N=128) participants were asked to rate their levels of latent deprivation using the Access to Categories of Experience Scale. They were also asked to complete the Profile of Mood States depression subscale, Adult Self-Perception Profile, Meaningful Leisure Activities Questionnaire, and to rate the frequency with which they engaged in social and solitary leisure activities. Results indicate that unemployed participants engaged in social leisure activities less frequently than employed participants and solitary leisure activities more frequently; and they reported higher perceived latent deprivation, higher depressive affect and lower self-esteem. Overall, these findings suggest that participation in leisure activities that are meaningful, rather than simply frequent, may be a constructive and readily achievable coping response during unemployment.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, British Psychological Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008500

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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