Reassessing the Structure of Enduring Leisure Involvement Academic Article uri icon


  • Using data collected from U.S. and Greek respondents, we tested an alternate conceptualization of enduring leisure involvement where identity was considered a key driver of other affective and conative outcomes. Rather than existing on the same temporal plane, as has been the tradition in the leisure literature, we observed that identity was an antecedent of the other involvement facets. Our work provides a theoretical framework ground in microsociological approaches to identity for conceptualizing enduring involvement and other constructs that examine recreationists' lasting ties with leisure (e.g., serious leisure, specialization, commitment) and their settings (e.g., sense of place, place identity). 2012 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • Leisure Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Jun, J., Kyle, G. T., Vlachopoulos, S. P., Theodorakis, N. D., Absher, J. D., & Hammitt, W. E.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Jun, Jinhee||Kyle, Gerard T||Vlachopoulos, Symeon P||Theodorakis, Nicholas D||Absher, James D||Hammitt, William E

publication date

  • January 2012