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.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Johnson, Heather Ann, "The Contribution of Couple Leisure Involvement, Leisure Time and Leisure Satisfaction to Marital Satisfaction" (2005). All Theses and Dissertations. 629.
Marital Leisure, Marital Activity Profile, Family Leisure Activity Profile, Activity Patterns, Couple Time, Couple Satisfaction