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.

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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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ID Code: 46448
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: leisure, mental illness, recovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2006.00648.x
ISSN: 0045-0766
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 01:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:36

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