Activity Engagement as Escape from Self: The Role of Self-Suppression and Self-Expansion

@article{Stenseng2012ActivityEA,
  title={Activity Engagement as Escape from Self: The Role of Self-Suppression and Self-Expansion},
  author={Frode Stenseng and Jostein Rise and P{\aa}l Kraft},
  journal={Leisure Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={34},
  pages={19 - 38}
}
A two-dimensional model on escape motives in activity engagement was developed in three studies. We suggested that motivation to escape the self through engagement in an activity partly derives from intentions to either prevent negative affect or to promote positive affect. A scale for measuring these intentional mindsets was developed consisting of the subcategories self-suppression and self-expansion. Results showed that the dimensions were differently related to psychological predictors… 

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