Handbook of Leisure, Physical Activity, Sports, Recreation and Quality of Life

  • Lía Rodriguez de la Vega
  • Walter N. Toscano

Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Leisure and Recreation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Joseph Sirgy, Muzaffer Uysal, Stefan Kruger
      Pages 3-18
    3. Diana R. Feldhacker, Shana Cerny, Barbara L. Brockevelt, Michael J. Lawler
      Pages 119-138
    4. Graciela H. Tonon, Claudia A. Mikkelsen, Lía Rodriguez de la Vega, Walter N. Toscano
      Pages 139-147
    5. Lorena Ramírez, Jaime Alfaro, Pauline Heine, Patricia Easton, Gabriel Urzúa, Blanca Amo et al.
      Pages 149-166
    6. Vicente Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Fermina Rojo-Pérez, Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas
      Pages 237-257
  3. Physical Activity and Sports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Robert A. Cummins
      Pages 275-291
    3. Helena Á. Marujo, Sónia P. Gonçalves, Luís Miguel Neto, Patrícia Palma, Miguel Pereira Lopes
      Pages 303-325
    4. Sheila Gonçalves Câmara, Gehysa Guimarães Alves, Guilherme Anziliero Arossi
      Pages 407-420
    5. Lía Rodriguez de la Vega, Walter N. Toscano
      Pages 445-451

About this book


This handbook provides an overview and synthesis of relevant literature related to leisure and recreation, and physical activity and its relationship to quality of life. Divided into two parts, the text presents the analysis of leisure and recreation studies and physical activities and sports, with diverse populations. The first part deals with leisure and recreation in relation to quality of life, with different perspectives on different age groups, ethnic groups, the approach of an Integrated Model of Leisure Well-being focusing on how leisure activities contribute to leisure well-being etc. The second part deals with physical activities and sports in relation to quality of life, discussing the consideration that "exercise is good for you", associating physical exercise with other conditions of life in society, its impact on people with disabilities, etc. It is of interest to researchers and students, legislators, educators, providers of leisure services. 


Leisure and Quality of Life Recreation and Quality of Life Integrated Model of Leisure Well-being Sports and Quality of Life Leisure Satisfaction Children's Leisure and Subjective Well-Being Leisure in Ancient Indian Tradition Quality of Life and Active Aging Health Volunteer Promoters for Aged Adults Physical Exercises In Hippocratic Theory Physical Activity and Subjective Well-Being Yoga and Quality of Life The Live Well-Index Positive Psychological Functioning for People with Osteoporosis Sport and Subjective Well-being among College Students Sport and Leisure at Schools Ethical Teaching in Buddhism Good Life Measures

Editors and affiliations

  • Lía Rodriguez de la Vega
    • 1
  • Walter N. Toscano
    • 2
  1. 1.CICS-UP and Master Program in Social Sciences, Faculty of Social SciencesUniversidad de PalermoArgentina
  2. 2.Physical Education Program, Department of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversidad Nacional de La MatanzaSan JustoArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75528-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75529-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2468-7227
  • Series Online ISSN 2468-7235
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