iLeisure: conceptualizing youth online leisure and quality of life

Hume, Margee and Sullivan Mort, Gillian (2012) iLeisure: conceptualizing youth online leisure and quality of life. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 17 (2). pp. 87-107.

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This paper addresses young people's Internet facilitated leisure and its relationship to quality of life. While there is a large body of literature examining the role of communication technologies in the shaping of contemporary society, relatively little attention has been given to the influence of technology on the organization and experience of leisure. In Australia, the rapid shift from dial up to broadband has allowed affordable, continuous, and fast Internet access to homes with young people who use and enjoy current technological innovations for leisure purposes. A comprehensive literature review is provided identifying key issues related to the high-speed Internet access; interactive leisure services and youth leisure consumption and quality of life.
The paper develops a model framed in an experiential consumption approach and a set of propositions of youth online leisure and quality of life suitable for empirical estimation. The paper concludes with a discussion of implications and future research directions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright. © M Hume & G Sullivan Mort.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 07:40
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 00:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: youth; internet; high speed broadband; interactive services; wellbeing
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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