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.
|Publication status||Published - 18 Aug 2021|
|Event||Faculty of Arts & Education Research Café: COVID-19 Research Projects - Charles Sturt University, Australia|
Duration: 18 Aug 2021 → 18 Aug 2021
|Seminar||Faculty of Arts & Education Research Café|
|Period||18/08/21 → 18/08/21|