Examining Relationships Among Perceptions of Self, Episode-Specific Evaluations, and Overall Satisfaction with a Leisure Activity Academic Article uri icon


  • Many researchers have investigated leisure experience as a process that includes interactions with others and the environment. Interactions during leisure are known to influence the experience. Based on this tradition, the purpose of this study was to investigate how emotions might relate to interactions that an individual has during leisure experience and to examine the relationships among emotions, episode-specific evaluations, and overall satisfaction. A research model was suggested based on Affect Control Theory, the confirmation/ disconfirmation paradigm, Mehrabian and Russell's (1974) approach-avoidance concept, and the sub-domain dependency theory of leisure satisfaction. Findings from analyses of experiences suggested that linkages existed among confirmation of self-identity (a goal), resulting emotions episode-specific evaluations, and finally to overall satisfaction with a leisure activity. Copyright Taylor and Francis Inc.

published proceedings

  • Leisure Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, B., Shafer, C. S., & Kang, I.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Lee, BongKoo||Shafer, C Scott||Kang, Inho

publication date

  • March 2005