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.
|Publication status||Published - 23 May 2022|
Graduate Research Conference - CSU, Australia
Duration: 23 May 2022 → 27 May 2022
Graduate Research Conference
|Abbreviated title||Beyond the Doctoral Degree|
|Period||23/05/22 → 27/05/22|