Self-Actualization And Leisure Attitudes

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RELATED STUDIES Moore (2014) focused on the relationship between self-actualization and leisure attitudes. It was revealed that males had greatest “affinity for leisure” and “amount of work or vacation desired” than females, while females tended to be more self-actualized than males. Thus, sex-role consideration are basic to an understanding of leisure and mental health. Further, correlation between Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) scales and the leisure attitude dimensions were predominantly negative. Therefore, self-actualization is, in general, inversely related to leisure attitudes. Moreover, “amount of work or vacation desirer,” unlike the other attitude dimensions, is positively related to self-actualization. Accordingly, this leisure attitude is more congruent with our work-oriented cultural values. It was also found out that males in the study, unlike females, gave confidence to the general hypothesis that self-actualization is positively related to leisure attitude. In this study, it is generally concluded that relationship between self-actualization and leisure attitudes exist. Self-regard, existentiality, and capacity for intimate contact are strongly related to leisure attitudes. Self-actualizing value, inner-directed and time competence are less strongly related. In the study conducted by Hall and Hansen (2014), they cited the study of Gowan that men were caught in the parental stage or the hobbies, art, and travel stage and did not progress to

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