Work, Leisure and Well Being
By (author) John T. Haworth
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Work, Leisure and Well Being by John T. Haworth
Book DescriptionAlthough it is now well established that unemployment is detrimental to health and well being, most of us assume that a well structured, rewarding leisure activity would be preferable to paid work. John Haworth challenges these assumptions and shows that the very constriction of work, like having to perform a task we wouldn't otherwise choose, are often the most rewarding in the end. Work, Leisure and Well Being reviews the current literature and complements it with the findings of the most recent research to provide a serious and fascinating study of the most important areas of adult life. It raises as many questions as it answers; for instance, if paid work is better than a leisure activity, what's the use of looking forward to retirement? Work, Leisure and Well Being will be of interest not only to psychologists, but also to a wide range of professionals involved in social policy and the leisure industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415148627
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John T. Haworth
Well-Being, Hardback (June 2007)
This interdisciplinary book indicates the need to address well-being from individual, community and social perspectives in an integrated manner. The book complements the harm-based focus of much social scientific research into health. Chapters by a wide range of academics present a new dynamic view of well-being for the Twenty-First Century.
Future of Work and Leisure, Paperback (January 2005)
Globalization, economic development and changes in social environments have put the relationships between work, leisure, social structure and quality of life under the spotlight. This book brings together chapters from international experts in a range of disciplines concerned with work, leisure and well-being to discuss key, topical issues.
Psychological Research, Paperback (December 1995)» View all books by John T. Haworth
In this collection, authors have been recruited to explain a wide range of different research strategies and theories with examples from their own work. Their successes as well as the problems they encountered are explained to provide a comprehensive and practical guide for all new researchers.
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