The Effect of Identity Conflict/Facilitation on the Experience of Constraints to Leisure and Constraint Negotiation Academic Article uri icon


  • Using theory on identity conflict/facilitation, the purpose of our investigation was to explore the role of identity in the experience of constraints to leisure and constraint negotiation. Identity conflict/ facilitation suggests that individuals commitment to various identities influences their perception of constraints to leisure and constraint negotiation processes. Data collected from recreational golfers provided evidence in support of our contention that identity conflict/facilitation is an antecedent of perceived constraints and negotiation efforts. Respondents' experience of identity conflict/facilitation between their leisure identity and other role identities influenced their perceptions of constraints to golf and negotiation of these constraints. The findings also illustrated that the ability to negotiate constraints is dependent on the compatibility between leisure identities and other identities held. Copyright 2011 National Recreation and Park Association.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Leisure Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Jun, J., & Kyle, G. T.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Jun, Jinhee||Kyle, Gerard T

publication date

  • June 2011