Journal of Leisure Research (J LEISURE RES)
The Journal of Leisure Research is devoted to original investigations that contribute new knowledge and understanding to the field of leisure studies. Studies that do not clearly focus on leisure or recreation (i.e., do not use leisure or recreation as a central construct) are not suitable for the Journal. Empirical reports and review papers as well as theoretical and methodological articles are accepted for review. Commentary, rejoinders and other critical papers are also accepted. Book reviews are typically invited but unsolicited book reviews are considered.
Current impact factor: 0.51
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|2015 Impact Factor||Available summer 2015|
|2009 Impact Factor||0.831|
|Website||Journal of Leisure Research website|
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ABSTRACT: Mothers play important roles in treating childhood obesity including facilitating physically active leisure. The purpose of this study was to explore mothers’ perceptions of roles they perform and experiences they have with facilitating physical activity for their child who was overweight. Two semi-structured interviews were conducted with 34 mothers participating in a Pediatric Lifestyle Management program, and case notes were kept during one-on-one leisure education meetings with participants. Findings indicated that mothers perceived roles as or facilitated physical activity by modelling, co-participating, verbally encouraging, offering tangible support, and assisting with interest exploration. Factors influencing their roles included mothers’ health, knowledge of child’s interests, divergent family interests, lack of time, concern for the child’s experience, and support from others.Journal of Leisure Research 06/2014; 46(4):395–418.
Journal of Leisure Research 01/2014; 46(3):291-312.
Journal of Leisure Research 01/2014; 42(2):165-183.
Journal of Leisure Research 01/2014; In Press.
Journal of Leisure Research 01/2014; 46(2):153-164.
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ABSTRACT: This paper explores strategies employed by amateur triathletes engaged in serious leisure to negotiate leisure constraints. In-depth interviews were conducted with 21 Australian triathletes, revealing a range of negotiation strategies used to adapt to or alleviate constraints. In particular, triathletes accepted the likelihood of opportunity costs, were pragmatic about their performance and used a self-determined hierarchy of importance to make leisure/non-leisure decisions. They engaged in planning and time management, endeavored to communicate and cooperate with significant others, were opportunistic and flexible with training, and employed discipline props to maintain participation. Their participation was cyclical in nature, with periods of intense involvement before events. Cognitive and behavioral negotiation strategies were interconnected, suggesting implications for physical activity programs and interventions. Keywords: Constraint negotiation; serious leisure; competing priorities; triathlonJournal of Leisure Research 07/2013; 45(4):466-484.
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