The objectives of this research are twofold; firstly, to provide a more complete appraisal of leisure
participation than hitherto available, and secondly, to see whether or not leisure lifestyles can be
identified on the basis of people's behaviour.
Leisure life styles of individuals are poorly understood. Research to date has concentrated on
specific activities or the use of facilities. It has been almost wholly descriptive in nature. This thesis
aims to examine individual leisure behaviour with particular reference to the neglected sphere of
informal and home based leisure. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
Economic and Social Research Council (postgraduate studentship). Sports Council and Economic and Social Research Council ('Leisure and the Home' project funding).