Abstract

The purpose of this study was to further clarify the relationship between couple leisure patterns and marital satisfaction by examining the contribution of joint couple leisure involvement, leisure time, and leisure satisfaction to couples' satisfaction with married life. The sample consisted of 48 married couples (N = 96). The Marital Activity Profile (MAP), a modified version of the Family Leisure Activity Profile (FLAP) was used to determine couple leisure involvement in core and balance leisure activities and leisure satisfaction. The Satisfaction With Married Life (SWML), a modified version of the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) was used to measure marital satisfaction. Blocked multiple regression analyses indicated a positive relationship between satisfaction with couple leisure and marital satisfaction, specifically satisfaction with core leisure activity patterns. Implications and recommendations for further research are discussed.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management

Rights

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Date Submitted

2005-07-28

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd982

Keywords

Marital Leisure, Marital Activity Profile, Family Leisure Activity Profile, Activity Patterns, Couple Time, Couple Satisfaction

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