How serious leisure participants used their hobbies as a coping mechanism during the COVID lockdown: Lessons from bonsai growers

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Abstract

The project aimed to discover to what extent engagement with serious leisure - in this case, bonsai growing - can help people be more resilient and resourceful during a crisis such as a lockdown. The result indicates that engagement in this hobby helps bonsai enthusiasts create social connections and manage their stress. Moreover, engagement with a miniature natural world was a surrogate for the real world that people could not engage in under the lockdown.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2021
EventFaculty of Arts & Education Research Café: COVID-19 Research Projects - Charles Sturt University, Australia
Duration: 18 Aug 202118 Aug 2021

Seminar

SeminarFaculty of Arts & Education Research Café
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period18/08/2118/08/21

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