Exam 1 Study Guide - Central Determinants of Leisure...

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Central Determinants of Leisure – Intrinsic Motivation, Perceived Freedom Intrinsic Motivation occurs when activity done for its own sake (reading for enjoyment) Extrinsic Motivation occurs when activity is done for ulterior motives (working out for the health benefits. Most leisure activities involve some degree of extrinsic motivation Perceived freedom is when it is perceived that an activity could be continued or discontinued without any repercussions. Most free time is not leisure time Compensation – people do with their free time what they can’t do at work Spillover – what people do at work spills over into their free time More support for spillover Limitations – both theories don’t account for job satisfaction - spillover theory perpetuates stereotypes - some don’t work - too simplistic on relationship between work and leisure Flow Theory - Activity is challenging and requires skills - Action and awareness merge (total immersion and involvement) - Concentration is on the activity, nothing else - Loss of self-consciousness (don’t self-scrutinize) - Clear goals and feedback - Sense of control - Transformation of time (lost track of time)
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RST 100 taught by Professor Shinew during the Summer '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Exam 1 Study Guide - Central Determinants of Leisure...

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