Perspectives on leisure of LDS women who are stay-at-home mothers

Patti A. Freeman, Alexis A. Palmer, Birgitta L. Baker

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The purpose of this study was to explore the meanings of leisure for women who belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, lived in Utah, and were stay-at-home mothers. Particular attention was given to the religious, cultural, and role-determined forces that shaped their lives and leisure. A phenomenological approach was used. Thirteen women were identified through a criteria-based snowball sampling technique. Emerging theory indicated that cultural beliefs and values can contribute to feelings of entitlement to leisure because of the support for leisure and life roles given by one's faith, family, and community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-221
Number of pages19
JournalLeisure Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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