Huimei Liu

Huimei Liu
Academy of Leisure Schoolo of Philosophy Zhejiang University

PhD

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May 2018 - present
Zhejiang University
Position
  • Head of Faculty
Description
  • My research focuses on leisure studies from social psychological; philosophical, and cross-cultural perspectives.

Publications

Publications (21)
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This paper explores the associations between the perceived physical and the corresponding psychological benefits of yoga leisure. Qualitative interviews with purposeful and snowball sampling methods were conducted to elicit 29 Chinese leisure participants who engaged in yoga with at least two years of yoga participation. The results reveal that res...
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This study explored the attitudes towards work-leisure relationships (WLR) among Chinese during the Covid-19 lockdown. The lockdown creates a ‘quasi-experiment’ situation to investigate people’s views of WLR since they are obligated to stay home for weeks or months instead of commuting to workplaces. Eighty-two Chinese were interviewed, and the qua...
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This study, using databases from the AsiaBarometer Surveys 2006 and 2007, empirically investigates whether and how English proficiency and happiness are linked in 14 East and Southeast Asian countries or regions. Based on the large-scale dataset of 14,811 respondents, we conducted hierarchical regression analyses and found that: (i) English profici...
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This study aims to explore the serious leisure to devotee work (SL-DW) transformation trajectory in the case of yoga. An in-depth semistructured interview was conducted with 15 serious yoga practitioners to examine career change and the relationships between leisure and work. The findings of the research outline the passage from stepping into casua...
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This paper aims to extend understanding of visitors’ leisure benefits in relation to their meaning-making of heritage through qualitative interviews conducted at Liangzhu Culture Museum (an archaeological world heritage site in Hangzhou, China). Semi-structured interview with 68 museum visitors was conducted to explore their personal, contextual, a...
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This study explores the role of yoga leisure in shaping identity of Chinese second-time mothers under the universal two-child policy. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 participants. The results showed that (a) Chinese second-time mothers’ maternal identity was in conflicts with their career identity and personal identity; (b) yoga l...
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The growing global interest in playfulness research calls for increasing research cross-pollination that often necessitates instrument translation with cultural sensitivity. Taking a collaborative and iterative translation approach, we developed a Chinese version of the Adult Playfulness Trait Scale–an instrument originally developed and validated...
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Definitions of leisure and emotional experiences during leisure vary across cultures, but have been understudied. To elucidate the relationships between leisure, emotion, and culture, we adopted a cultural psychology method called situation sampling. Using an onsite survey, we collected leisure and non-leisure situations from 126 Euro-Canadian and...
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This study examines the effect of leisure satisfaction on happiness and explores how religion, as a moderator, influences this effect in the Asian context. The statistical analyses were conducted using the Asia Barometer Survey 2006 and 2007 databases. The regression analysis results indicate that: (a) leisure satisfaction is positively associated...
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Engagement with heritage is a potential site for the exploration, creation and re-creation of identity. Leisure, a cultural manifestation, provides a path to the better understanding of heritage and identity construction. The purpose of this paper is to explore how religious leisure, particularly circumambulation and pilgrimage, contributes to the...
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This study aims to explore the intrinsic relationship between leisure and happiness through a graphic elicitation method. Drawings of three happiest moments and descriptions of them were collected among 132 college students in a course from 2015 to 2017 in a key university in eastern China. When, where, why and with whom do they feel the happiest,...
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The purpose of our study was to examine cultural similarities and differences in relationships between Canadian, Chinese, and Japanese university students’ types of leisure activity and their happiness. Stepwise multiple regression results indicated that: (a) personal happiness was associated with exercising among Canadians, social activities and o...
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The purpose of this study was to examine whether Canadian, Chinese, and Japanese university students' leisure satisfaction affected their subjective well-being (SWB) and, if so, how this process was similar and different cross-culturally/nationally. A series of stepwise multiple regressions indicated that, in general, satisfying leisure significant...
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This study examined the effects of micro (i.e., motivation, constraint) and macro (i.e., urbanization) factors on Chinese people's leisure-time physical activity (LTPA). Participants representing high (n = 170) and low (n = 146) urbanization levels completed an on-site questionnaire. T-tests indicated that fitness/health was the most important moti...
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The purposes of this study were to examine the associations between serious leisure, leisure satisfaction and subjective well-being (SWB), and the variances of the leisure satisfaction and SWB domains as well. Serious leisure participants (n = 193) were selected from seven arts groups in a key eastern Chinese university. A contrasting cohort (n = 2...
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Concerted singing is a common amateur activity in many parts of the world. Such singing is at minimum two-part vocal harmony with or without accompaniment, which may, however, be carried out in groups of 150 voices or larger. It ranges from informal gatherings of 2 to 4 people (male, female and both) who come together to sing their favourite songs...
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I examined the relationships among personality, leisure satisfaction, and subjective well-being (SWB) in a sample of participants (N = 193) in 7 arts groups at a key eastern Chinese university. Correlations and regression results indicated: (a) extraversion was significantly positively correlated with overall leisure satisfaction, whereas neurotici...
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The emphasis on travel health and health tourism shows a historic progress in tourism, which is the focus of tourism development under the post-modern society and post-tourism era, and as well as the mirror of the idea of Humanism in tourism. When the forms of tourism evolve from traditional ones, such as sightseeing tour and cultural tour, to hea...
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Urban leisure development (ULD) turns the concept of leisure into economic regionalization, encompassing the leisure ideas of individuals and communities, their leisure behavior, and related industries within the urban scope. The research of ULD is based on our country's state of national development. The importance of ULD is shown to be more impor...

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