Work-leisure relations: Leisure orientation and the meaning of work

Raphael Snir, Itzhak Harpaz

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The relationship between work and leisure, with regard to various aspects of work and its meaning, was examined in two groups of people: leisure-oriented and work-oriented. Leisure-to-work spillover characterized the relations between leisure orientation and the following variables: absolute work centrality, interpersonal contacts, intrinsic orientation, obligation norm, and weekly work hours. Compensation for work by leisure characterized the relation between job satisfaction and leisure orientation. The segmentation between leisure and work hypotheses, regarding economic orientation and entitlement norm, were supported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-203
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Leisure Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


  • Leisure orientation
  • Meaning of work
  • Work-leisure relations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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