The association between leisure motivation and recovery: A pilot study
Lloyd, Chris, King, Robert, McCarthy, Maree, & Scanlan, Melissa (2007) The association between leisure motivation and recovery: A pilot study. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 54(1), pp. 33-41.
Background and aims: Recovery from mental illness may be facilitated by participation in activities that provide meaning and purpose in the lives of consumers. Leisure participation can be a major source of enjoyment as well as mental and physical well-being.
Methods and results: This study examined the association between consumers’ motivation to engage in leisure and their self-reported perception of recovery in a sample of 44 Clubhouse members. The Leisure Motivation Scale and the Recovery Assessment Scale were used to measure the association between leisure motivation and recovery. The results indicated a statistically significant association between leisure motivation and recovery.
Conclusion: These findings have implications for service delivery within mental health settings, as occupational therapists may be able to design leisure-based programs more effectively if they can understand the needs and motives for participation. More emphasis should be placed on supporting consumers to re-integrate and be socially included within the community through leisure-based initiatives.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||leisure, mental illness, recovery|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Wiley- Blackwell Publishers|
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2011 11:00|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:36|
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