ERA

Download the full-sized PDF of Culture, Ideal Affect, and Ideal Affect-Actual Affect Discrepancies During Leisure and Non-Leisure EpisodesDownload the full-sized PDF

Analytics

Share

Permanent link (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7939/R3XT28

Download

Export to: EndNote  |  Zotero  |  Mendeley

Communities

This file is in the following communities:

Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of

Collections

This file is in the following collections:

Theses and Dissertations

Culture, Ideal Affect, and Ideal Affect-Actual Affect Discrepancies During Leisure and Non-Leisure Episodes Open Access

Descriptions

Other title
Subject/Keyword
culture
affect
leisure
social context
activity
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Mannell, Bradley C
Supervisor and department
Walker, Gordon (Physical Education and Recreation)
Examining committee member and department
Walker, Gordon (Physical Education and Recreation)
Harshaw, Howie (Physical Education and Recreation)
Liu, Huimei (Physical Education and Recreation)
Hinch, Tom (Physical Education and Recreation)
Halpenny, Elizabeth (Physical Education and Recreation)
Department
Physical Education and Recreation
Specialization
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Date accepted
2014-06-13T11:03:42Z
Graduation date
2014-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Affect Valuation Theory (AVT), a relatively new cross-cultural psychological framework, underpins this study. AVT’s key concepts include: ideal affect (i.e., how one prefers to feel); actual affect (i.e., how one actually feels); ideal-actual affect discrepancies (i.e., difference between ideal and actual affect); and, specific to this study, ideal-leisure affect discrepancies (i.e., difference between ideal and actual affect during leisure). Two key aspects of AVT were examined. Does people’s ideal affect vary across cultures (i.e., European-Canadian vs. Chinese) and can mood modifying behaviours (i.e., leisure) reduce the ideal-actual affect discrepancy. Specifically, three major research questions were addressed: (a) Does participation in a leisure episode (e.g., basketball) following a non-leisure episode (e.g., school) decrease the ideal-actual affect discrepancy for university students? (b) Does the leisure activity (i.e., active vs. passive) and social context of the leisure activity (i.e., alone vs. others) influence the ideal-leisure affect discrepancy? (c) Does culture influence these relationships?
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3XT28
Rights
Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
Citation for previous publication

File Details

Date Uploaded
Date Modified
2015-01-08T08:02:53.912+00:00
Audit Status
Audits have not yet been run on this file.
Characterization
File format: pdf (PDF/A)
Mime type: application/pdf
File size: 1933791
Last modified: 2015:10:12 13:20:41-06:00
Filename: Mannell_Bradley_C_201406_MA.pdf
Original checksum: 7f095cca3470a788c4036ed72d0dc259
Activity of users you follow
User Activity Date