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The Effects of Serious Leisure of Married Men on Leisure Identity, Family Function and Psychological Well-being


  • Department of Sports Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon - 34134, Korea, Republic of


Background/Objectives: This study examined the effects of serious leisure of married men on the psychological well-being and analyzed how leisure identity affects family function. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This study selected the population of married men among lifetime sports club members who are currently involved in activities in Daejeon city used stratum and cluster sampling and the number of the cases that were used for the final analysis was 448. The data collected through the questionnaires were classified and input according to the cases. The statistic analysis method was correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis and path analysis. Findings: First, the sub factors of serious leisure of married men such as professionalism, effort, identification, intrinsic reward, and inherent emotion had significant impact on the factors of leisure identity. Second, serious leisure had significant impact on family cohesion and adaptability of family roles but among the sub-domains of serious leisure, patience and effort had negative effect. Also, serious leisure had significant impact on adaptability of family rules, but among its sub-domains, effort had negative effect on adaptability of family rules. Third, serious leisure affected positive interpersonal relationship the most, followed by purpose of life, self-acceptance, personal growth, and autonomy in the area of psychological well-being. Fourth, serious leisure had direct influence on family function, leisure identity and psychological well-being, while it had indirect influence on psychological well-being through family function and leisure identity. Application/Improvements: Sports activities contribute to high leisure identity through seriousness of participation and the participants in leisure sports activities have sense of happiness as those activities are balanced with family function.


Family Function, Leisure Identity, Psychological Well-being, Serious Leisure.

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