Influence of Attitudes to Love on Leisure Involvement among Gay and Lesbian Citizens in Taiwan
Keywords:Gay, lesbian, leisure involvement, love attitudes, Taiwan
AbstractThis study first examines how love attitudes (Eros, Ludus, Storge Pragma, Mania, and Agape) and leisure involvement (self expression, attraction to leisure, and centrality to lifestyle) are related by using samples of gay and lesbian individuals. A questionnaire was developed by using latent variables, including love attitudes, leisure involvement, and demographic data. In total, 478 usable questionnaires were collected. Empirical results indicated that Eros positively and significantly influenced self expression, attraction to leisure, and centrality to lifestyle among gays and lesbians. The significant moderating effects on this population were also examined for Ludus, Storge, Pragma, and Mania impact leisure involvement between gays and lesbians. This study concludes that a higher tendency of love attitudes of gay and lesbian citizens towards Eros implies a greater increase in their leisure involvement.
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