The Leisure Motivation Scale measures an individual’s motivation for participating in leisure activities. The four primary motivators identified by research are 1. intellectual (the extent to which the individual is motivated to engage in leisure activities that involve mental activities such as learning, exploring, discovering, creating, or imagining), 2. social (the extent to which an individual engages in leisure activities because of the need for friendship and interpersonal relationships and the need to be valued by others), 3. competence-mastery (the extent to which the individual engages in leisure activities in order to achieve, master, challenge, and compete), and 4. stimulus-avoidance (the extent that an individual needs to escape and get away from over-stimulating life situations). It is useful for establishing the components of leisure activities that motivate the individual to participate. Subscale of the Idyll Arbor Leisure Battery
The following study looks at if Leisure Motivation has a positive effect on Leisure Satisfaction using the Leisure Motivation scale.
The following is an abstract for an article published in the Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy looking at if Leisure Motivation has an effect on recovery.