The effect of perceptional stress from a recreational perspective on leisure satisfaction
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Keywords:Leisure, stress, recreation, Satisfaction
Recreational activities can provide physical, physiological, psychological or social benefits to individuals, and in this respect, it is possible for individuals to be satisfied with their spare time or to increase their level of satisfaction. On the other hand, stress can reduce the positive mood of individuals, thus negatively affecting their quality of life. From this point of view, the aim of this research is to examine the effect of perceived stress on leisure satisfaction. A total of 447 volunteers, 237 women and 210 men, participated in different recreational activities (sportive, social, artistic or cultural) in the research. The participants' perceived stress was determined by the "Perceived Stress Scale (PSÖ-4)" and their leisure satisfaction levels were determined through the "Leisure Time Satisfaction Scale (BZTS)" scales. The structural model, which was constructed after the reliability and validity tests for the scales, was tested in the AMOS program. The stress perceived by the participants explains the social dimension of leisure satisfaction by 37.7%, while the physiological dimension explains 36.2% and the psychological dimension 38.8%. As a result, it has been understood that the perceived stress level of individuals involved in recreational activities is an important determinant of leisure satisfaction.
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