Weekly Fluctuations in College Student Leisure Activities and Well-Being

Shawna E. Doerksen, Steriani Elavsky, Amanda L. Rebar, David E. Conroy

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College students' well-being is declining. Differences in students' leisure activity participation have been linked to their psychological well-being. This study examined how weekly fluctuations in leisure allocation (i.e., frequency of volunteer, cognitive, social, club, religious, and physical activities) related to well-being in college students. Students completed weekly leisure time allocation assessments. Generalized linear multilevel analyses showed that time allocation and well-being varied within-people. Fluctuations in leisure time allocation were related to fluctuations in well-being. Findings extend understanding of leisure and well-being by highlighting the unique contributions of within-person fluctuations beyond between-person differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-34
Number of pages21
JournalLeisure Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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