KPER 1400- Week 4.pptx - KPER 1400 Concepts of Recreation and Leisure Today\u2019s lecture \u2022 Chapter 8 \u2013 Leisure lifestyles \u2022 Chapter 9 \u2013 Leisure

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KPER 1400Concepts of Recreation and Leisure
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Today’s lectureChapter 8 – Leisure lifestylesChapter 9 – Leisure constraints
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Chapter 8- Leisure LifestylesWhat is lifestyle? ‘a distinctive set of shared patterns of tangible behaviour organized around a set of coherent interests or social conditions or both, and can be explained and justified by a set of related values, attitudes, and orientations and which, under certain conditions, becomes the basis for a separate, common social identity for its participants’How is this studied by leisure specialists and academics?Mobilization of resourcesConnection to the ‘social world’ of the leisure activityBasis for personal and social identificationCosts and rewards of participation
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Leisure LifestylesWhat are the various types of leisure lifestyles? Pure leisureAnomic leisure lifestyleOrganized leisureAlienated leisure lifestyle InvolvementStructurePUREANOMICALIENATEDORGANIZEDLow level of flow High level of flow
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Discretionary Time Commitment How do you define discretionary time? Free time devoted to carrying out an activity Is it self generated or imposed? Disagreeable activities (those not freely-chosen- is that discretionary?)Can’t be imposed- must be freely chosenNon-coercedIndividual allocation of time will have an impact on the different types of leisure engaged in..
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Leisure formsSerious Leisure- individuals make career on acquiring special skills, knowledge and experienceAmateurs HobbyistsVolunteersCasual Leisure- short term, intrinsically rewarding, fun, no skillsProject-based Leisure – short term, requires planning and some skills
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Serious leisure Serious leisure is the systematic pursuit of an amateur, hobbyist, or volunteer activity that participants find so substantial, interesting, and fulfilling that they typically launch themselves on a (leisure) career centred on acquiring and expressing its special skills, knowledge, and experience.Why use the term ‘serious’.. Isn’t that opposite to leisure, fun, enjoyment, etc? Isn’t career a work word? How does it fit the definition?
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Qualities of Serious Leisure the need to persevere in the activity;The opportunity to follow a leisure career in the endeavor; Participants put forth a significant personal effort using their skills; knowledge, training;There are durable benefits experienced by the participants;There is a unique ethos (culture);Participants identify strongly with their chosen pursuits.
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Serious Leisure Amateurs:Found in art, science, sport and entertainmentWhat is their relationship to or with professionals?
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