Title: Participants’ experiences in two types of sporting events: A quest for evidence of the SL-CL continuum
Authors: Derom, Inge ×
Taks, Marijke #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: National Recreation and Park Association
Series Title: Journal of Leisure Research vol:43 issue:3 pages:383-402
Abstract: The dichotomy of serious leisure (SL) and casual leisure (CL) has significant limitations, leaving some leisure experiences unexplained. The SL-CL continuum proposed by Shen and Yarnal (2010) aims at filling this gap by providing a description based on behavioural commitment. We present evidence supporting the SL-CL continuum obtained by comparing participants in two different types of sporting events: an international/major and a national/minor event. Quantitative data on leisure motives and identity, corresponding to four SL and two CL characteristics, were collected from self-administered questionnaires. Both samples reported moderate to high intensities across the characteristics. However, international/major participants were more serious and national/minor participants more casual in their leisure experience. Participants were not effectively described in terms of the SL-CL dichotomy.
ISSN: 0022-2216
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
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