From serious leisure to eudaimonic wellbeing: A research narrative

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This paper reflects on the past four years of my ongoing research program at Charles Sturt University and maps it into an emerging conceptual framework. As an information scientist, I began my research with a few exploratory questions about how people seek, share, organise and use information during their leisure time. Among all types of leisure, I focused on Serious Leisure, including hobbies, volunteering, and amateurism. I limited my scope to the serious leisure perspective because previous studies indicated hobbyists, volunteers, and amateurs typically need to search, browse, collect, share, exchange, and produce a wide range of information resources to pursue their interests. However, my findings up to this stage reveal that information practices in serious leisure usually serve a bigger goal for the participants and help them develop a form of holistic and eudaimonic wellbeing which means constructing a more purposeful, meaningful, and joyful life.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2022
EventDocFest 22
Graduate Research Conference
- CSU, Australia
Duration: 23 May 202227 May 2022 (Event website) (Event program)


ConferenceDocFest 22
Graduate Research Conference
Abbreviated titleBeyond the Doctoral Degree
OtherDocFest22 offers graduate researchers and their supervisors a range of inspiring and informative sessions and will showcase our researchers and their experiences within the University community through a range of interactive workshops, panels, breakout sessions and be presenting the 2022 3-MinuteThesis heats.
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