The Serious Leisure Perspective

  • Robert A. Stebbins
Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)


Serious, casual, and project-based leisure constitute the foundation of the serious leisure perspective (SLP). So far as we know in the interdisciplinary field of leisure studies, these three forms together embrace all leisure activities. The SLP is the theoretic framework that synthesizes three main forms of leisure showing, at once, their distinctive features, similarities, and interrelationships. More precisely the SLP offers a classification and explanation of all leisure activities and experiences, as these two are framed in the social psychological, social, cultural, geographical, and historical conditions in which each activity and accompanying experience take place.


Leisure Activity Free Time Core Activity Social Attraction Treasure Hunt 
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© Robert A. Stebbins 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Stebbins
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  1. 1.University of CalgaryCanada

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