Longitudinal Leisure Activity Profiles and Their Associations with Recovery Experiences and Job Performance
Bloom, J. D., Rantanen, J., Tement, S., & Kinnunen, U. (2018). Longitudinal Leisure Activity Profiles and Their Associations with Recovery Experiences and Job Performance. Leisure Sciences, 40(3), 151-173. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2017.1356254
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We aimed to identify longitudinal leisure activity profiles among working adults and their links to recovery experiences and job performance. Leisure activities, recovery experiences, and job performance were investigated among 831 employees using survey data collected in spring 2013 (T1) and 2014 (T2). Through latent profile analysis (LPA), four stable longitudinal leisure activity profiles were identified. “Social Sports(wo)men” (46%) engaged in physical and social activities but rarely in creative or cultural activities. “Active Artists” (23%) pursued all leisure activities, particularly creative activities. “Socially & Culturally Inactives” (17%) exercised frequently but seldom engaged in social, cultural or creative activities. “Inactive Soloists” (14%) spent little time on physical activities. “Active Artists” reported most beneficial recovery experiences and job performance. Our results corroborate the importance of leisure activities (particularly diverse and creative activities) in facilitating recovery from work stress and job performance. ...
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