International and domestic university students' leisure behaviour: A comparative analysis

Carr, Neil and Axelsen, Megan L. (2009) International and domestic university students' leisure behaviour: A comparative analysis. Annals of Leisure Research, 12 1: 47-64. doi:10.1080/11745398.2009.9686808

Author Carr, Neil
Axelsen, Megan L.
Title International and domestic university students' leisure behaviour: A comparative analysis
Journal name Annals of Leisure Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1174-5398
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/11745398.2009.9686808
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 64
Total pages 18
Editor John Jenkins
Place of publication Australia and New Zealand
Publisher Australian & New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified
900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Abstract This paper assesses whether, in an age of social and cultural globalisation, place-specific cultural differences continue to exist between domestic Australian and international Asian university students, resulting in divergent leisure patterns among these populations. The paper is based on a survey of the leisure behaviour of Australian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Korean, and Singaporean students enrolled at the University of Queensland, Australia. A total of 126 domestic students and 191 international students took part in the study. Analysis of the data shows there are some significant differences and similarities in the leisure behaviour of the students from the seven nationalities selected. These results indicate the existence of place-specific, nationally based cultures that influence leisure behaviour even when people are away from their home country. In addition, a student culture that cuts across national boundaries, creating behavioural similarities between different nationalities in the process, appears to exist.
Keyword university students
leisure behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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