Keywords

Jogging, Mental health, Recreation

Abstract

A survey on the level and frequency of leisure activity in individuals getting clinical aid was compared with that of individuals not presently contemplating or receiving such help. The subjects, 26 females and 24 males in each group, responded to a questionnaire which requested information regarding demographics, and the rate (days per week), and duration (minutes per day), or participation in selected leisure activities. As was expected, based on Galsser's concept of Positive Addiction, the nonclinical group showed significantly more involvement in activities rated as possible Positive Addictions. No significant difference was found between groups on absolute numbers of leisure activities. The results seem to support a basic idea of Positive Addiction, that commitment to one or more activities is more important in gaining mental strength, than is diversity of interests. Alternate explanations of the results were presented, in light of possible demographic confounds.

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Graduation Date

Spring 1981

Advisor

Guest, Sandra

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Clinical/Community Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

58 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013448

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