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Work, Leisure and Well-Being - John T. Haworth

Work, Leisure and Well-Being

Paperback Published: 27th February 1997
ISBN: 9780415148627
Number Of Pages: 224

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Although it is now well established that unemployment is detrimental to health and well being, most of us assume that a well structured, rewarding leisure activity would be preferable to paid work. John Haworth challenges these assumptions and shows that the very constriction of work, like having to perform a task we wouldn't otherwise choose, are often the most rewarding in the end.
Work, Leisure and Well Being reviews the current literature and complements it with the findings of the most recent research to provide a serious and fascinating study of the most important areas of adult life. It raises as many questions as it answers; for instance, if paid work is better than a leisure activity, what's the use of looking forward to retirement?
Work, Leisure and Well Being will be of interest not only to psychologists, but also to a wide range of professionals involved in social policy and the leisure industry.

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..."the book represents a useful introduction to the field of leisure studies. All of the chapters are well written and all are accessible to a lay readership. ...I recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in work and leisure and their relations to psychological and physical well-being." -"Work and Occupations, Aug 1998

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Referencesp. 21
Categories of Psychological Experience and Well-Beingp. 24
Research into Categories of Psychological Experience and Well-Beingp. 37
Principal Environmental Influences and Mental Healthp. 54
Research into Principal Environmental Influences and Mental Healthp. 67
Referencesp. 81
Enjoyment and Well-Beingp. 83
Referencesp. 101
Embodiment and Quality of Lifep. 103
Referencesp. 115
Serious Leisure and Well-Beingp. 117
A Psychological Analysis of Leisure and Healthp. 131
Referencesp. 141
Work and Leisure in Young People's Livesp. 145
Activity and Ageing: Challenge in Retirementp. 165
Referencesp. 178
Work and Leisure Futures: Trends and Scenariosp. 180
Appendicesp. 192
Indexp. 202
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ISBN: 9780415148627
ISBN-10: 0415148626
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 27th February 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.75  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1