Leisure and Subjective Well-Being: A Model of Psychological Mechanisms as Mediating Factors

  title={Leisure and Subjective Well-Being: A Model of Psychological Mechanisms as Mediating Factors},
  author={David B. Newman and Louis Tay and Ed Diener and Henry David Thoreau},
Leisure is a key life domain and a core ingredient for overall well-being. Yet, within positive psychology, its definition and the psychological pathways by which it evokes happiness are elusive (Diener and Biswas-Diener 2008). In this paper, we seek to address these issues by delineating leisure and presenting a conceptual framework linking leisure to subjective well-being (SWB). Leisure is defined as a multidimensional construct, encompassing both structural and subjective aspects… CONTINUE READING

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