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Journal of Leisure Research
In this commentary, we note the lack of emphasis on work-related factors in the leisure constraints literature. We highlight three work-related factors that we think warrant investigation as leisure constraints: (1) labor practices related to work scheduling, (2) organizational norms, and (3) work supervisors. We discuss relevant organizational psychology literatures and note that future research focusing on work-related factors could broaden knowledge about leisure constraints and illuminate new paths forward for improving employees’ leisure experiences. We emphasize that addressing these work-related constraints likely requires moving beyond individual-directed strategies and focusing on contextual factors (e.g., organizational policies and practices) that could be targeted to improve employees’ leisure experiences.
Kuykendall, L.*, Zhu, Z., Craig, L. (2020). How work constrains leisure: New ideas and directions for interdisciplinary research. Journal of Leisure Research, 51(5), 635-642. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222216.2020.1807841