HEDONIC AND EUDAIMONIC MOTIVES FOR FAVOURITE LEISURE ACTIVITIES

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  • Petra Anić Department of psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2014.1.5-21

Keywords:

leisure, favourite activity, hedonic and eudaimonic motives

Abstract

Many theories and models try to explain why people engage indifferent leisure activities, mainly focusing on different needs thatcan be satisfied through leisure and motives for engagement.Staying in this vein of research, current study compared hedonicand eudaimonic motives for favourite leisure activities. Theparticipants were 422 students (26.12% male), with mean age20.55, that rated hedonic and eudaimonic motives for theirfavourite activity. Activities were grouped into seven categoriesbased on their nature: reading, artistic activities, sports, mediaand music, socialising, dancing and outdoor activities. Hedonicmotives are more pronounced than eudaimonic motives forreading, electronic media and music, socialising, outdooractivities and dancing. Reading, artistic activities, sports anddancing are more eudaimonically motivated than electronicmedia and music, socialising and outdoor activities. There are nodifferences between activities in hedonic motives. In order to seeif a type of activity moderates the relationship between hedonicand eudaimonic motives, the activities were grouped in two moregeneral categories: entertainment and active leisure. The resultshave shown that type of activity moderates the relationshipbetween motives: hedonic and eudaimonic motives are morestrongly related for the active leisure than for the entertainment.

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Published

29.03.2014

How to Cite

Anić, P. (2014). HEDONIC AND EUDAIMONIC MOTIVES FOR FAVOURITE LEISURE ACTIVITIES. Primenjena Psihologija, 7(1), 5–21. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2014.1.5-21

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