The impact of creative leisure pursuits on mental wellness, meaning in life and life satisfaction

Herriman, Ros (2014). The impact of creative leisure pursuits on mental wellness, meaning in life and life satisfaction Master's Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Herriman, Ros
Thesis Title The impact of creative leisure pursuits on mental wellness, meaning in life and life satisfaction
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2014-10-22
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor Pieter Rossouw
Total pages 83
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Abstract/Summary Much of what is known about lifestyle factors and their contribution to mental wellness, and life satisfaction stems from studies investigating physical and social leisure pursuits. By comparison there is much less research examining the role of creative pursuits. This study examined the impact of daily, occasional or no participation in creative leisure activities on mental wellness, meaning in life and life satisfaction. Participants included a total of 70 adults (31 males and 39 females) aged between 26-55 years. They were assessed on their engagement in creative leisure pursuits and measures of depression, anxiety and stress (DASS21), the Satisfaction with Life scale and the Meaning in Life questionnaire. The results were not significant, however, the study revealed that younger and lower SES groups were more likely to partake in creative leisure pursuits. In addition, an interesting connection between satisfaction in life and meaning in life revealed what may be a uniquely Australian perspective. The discussion explores possible explanations why this might be the case, limitations to the current study and suggestions for future research.
Keyword Leisure pursuits
Mental wellness
Life satisfaction

 
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