The purpose of this study was to explore the meaning of leisure among women in the developing East African nation of Uganda. In this study, I evaluated the leisure experiences of 38 Ugandan women of various backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses through semi-structured interviews. I analyzed the data using the constant comparative method. Themes for the meaning of leisure include fortifying leisure, enjoyment, and rest and relaxation. Results point to free choice as the core variable. Finally, I discuss the implications and suggestions for future research.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Adams, Emilie, "Leisure Defined by Free Choice: Ugandan Women's Perceptions of Leisure" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 4315.
leisure, women, Uganda, fortifying leisure, free choice, free time