Association of enjoyable leisure activities with psychological and physical well-being.

  title={Association of enjoyable leisure activities with psychological and physical well-being.},
  author={Sarah D. Pressman and Karen A. Matthews and Sheldon Cohen and Lynn M Martire and Michael F. Scheier and Andrew Baum and Richard Schulz},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={71 7},
OBJECTIVE To examine whether engaging in multiple enjoyable activities was associated with better psychological and physiological functioning. Few studies have examined the health benefits of the enjoyable activities that individuals participate in voluntarily in their free time. METHOD Participants from four different studies (n = 1399 total, 74% female, age = 19-89 years) completed a self-report measure (Pittsburgh Enjoyable Activities Test (PEAT)) assessing their participation in ten… CONTINUE READING
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