Journal of Leisure Research (JLR)Innovative, timely, and respected, the Journal of Leisure Research (JLR) has published original research to advance the field of leisure studies since 1968. JLR is scientific in content and nature, focusing on conceptual and methodological advances and questions. JLR is published five times annually. JLR is an official publication of the National Recreation and Park Association.







Journal of Leisure Research (JLR) Volume 47

Number 5


Exploring the Role of Time Perspective in Leisure Choices: What About the Balanced Time Perspective?
    Juan A. García, Belén Ruiz

Role of Leisure in Meaning-Making for Community-Dwelling Adults with Mental Illness: Inspiration for Engaged Life
    Yoshitaka Iwasaki, Emily Messina, John Shank, Catherine Coyle

Leisure Time, Leisure Activities, and Happiness in China: Evidence from a National Survey
    Xiang Wei, Songshan (Sam) Huang, Monika Stodolska, Yihua Yu

Family Leisure: An Integrative Review of Research from Select Journals
    Camilla Hodge, Jason N. Bocarro, Karla A. Henderson, Ramon Zabriskie, Toby L. Parcel, Michael A. Kanters

Conceptualizing Structured Experiences: Seeking Interdisciplinary Integration
    Mat D. Duerden, Peter J. Ward, Patti A. Freeman

Women's Sexual Sensation Seeking and Risk Taking in Leisure Travel
    Liza Berdychevsky, Heather Gibson

Research Notes

Toward Conceptual Advancement of Costs and Perseverance within the Serious Leisure Perspective
    Matthew Lamont, Millicent Kennelly, Brent D. Moyle

Number 4


The Stage-Based Development of Behavioral Regulation within the Context of Physically Active Leisure
    Simon A. Brandon-Lai, Daniel C. Funk, Jeremy S. Jordon

An Identity-Based Conceptualization of Recreation Specialization
    Jinhee Jun, Gerard Kyle, Alan Graefe, Robert Manning

Leisure-Time Physical Activity Moderates the Longitudinal Associations between Work-Family Spillover and Physical Health
    Bora Lee, Katie M. Lawson, Po-Ju Chang, Claudia Neuendorf, Natalia O. Dmitrieva, David M. Almeida

“Let’s Talk about Sex”: Discussions in Seniors’ Online Communities
    Liza Berdychevsky, Galit Nimrod

“I Will Not Be Wearing Heels Tonight!”: A Feminist Exploration of Singlehood, Dating, and Leisure
    Janet L. McKeown

Research Notes

Informant-Provided Leisure Constraints in Six Taiwanese Cities
    Garry Chick, Y-Chung Hsu, Chih-Kuei Yeh, Chi-Ming Hsieh

Number 3


Get Serious: Gender and Constraints to Long-Distance Running
    Christine E. Wegner, Lynn L. Ridinger, Jeremy S. Jordan, Daniel C. Funk

Toward a Structural Model of Challenge Experience in Adventure Recreation
    Sheng-Hshiung Tsaur, Wei-Rong Lin, Tien-Ming Cheng

An Alternate Conceptualization of the Leisure Constraints Measurement Model: Formative Structure?
    Gerard Kyle, Junhee Jun

Reexamining the Relationship Between Leisure and Stress Among Older Adults
    Liang-Chih Chang

Leisure in Urban China: General Patterns Based on a Nationwide Survey
    Xiang Wei, Monika Stodolska

Urban Parks and Psychological Sense of Community
    Edwin Gomez, Joshua W.R. Baur, Eddie Hill, Svetoslav Georgiev

Number 2


I Tie Flies in My Sleep: An Autoethnographic Examination of Recreation and Reintegration for a Veteran with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    Warren D. Price, Neil R. Lundberg, Ramon B. Zabriskie, Keith W. Barney

Fearing Fat: Exploring the Discursive Links between Childhood Obesity, Parenting, and Leisure
    Mike Mainland, Susan Shaw, Andrea Prier

Meanings of Leisure in Coping and Adjustment after Hurricane Katrina among Japanese and Japanese American Survivors in New Orleans
    Shintaro Kono

Work or Play?: An Exploration of the Relationships between People and their Service Dogs in Leisure Activities
    Jonathan R. Hicks, Courtney J. Weisman

Place Attachment and Marine Recreationists’ Attitudes toward Offshore Wind Energy Development
    Matthew T. J. Brownlee, Jeffrey C. Hallo, Laurie W. Jodice, DeWayne D. Moore, Robert B. Powell, Brett A. Wright

Investigating Issues of Environmental Injustice in Neighborhoods Surrounding Parks
    Allison A. Parsons, Gina M. Besenyi, Andrew T. Kaczynski, Sonja A. Wilhelm Stanis, Christine E. Blake, Daheia J. Barr-Anderson

Number 1

Leisure Research Symposium Paper

Leisure Research for Social Impact
    Troy D. Glover


From Ranger Talks to Radio Stations: The Role of Communication in Sense of Place
    Laura N. Rickard, Richard C. Stedman

Contributions of Leisure-Based Selective Optimization with Compensation and Leisure Activity Expenditure to the Health of Adults with Arthritis
     Julie S. Son, Megan C. Janke

Elements of Crafts that Enhance Well-Being: Textile Craft Makers' Descriptions of Their Leisure Activity
    Sinikka Pollanen

The Nature of Leisure Revisited: An Interpretation of Digital Leisure
    Jordi Lopez Sintas, Laura Rojas de Francisco, Ercilila Garcia Alvarez

Transnational Leisure Experience of Second-Generation Immigrants: The Case of Chinese-Americans
    Wei-Jue Huang, William C. Norman, Gregory P. Ramshaw, William J. Haller

Measurement Properties and Cross-Cultural Equivalence of Negotiation with Outdoor Recreation Constraints: An Exploratory Study
    Tian Guo, Ingrid Schneider

Youth with Chronic Illness Forming Identities through Leisure
    Ryan Snelgrove


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