You'll better stay at home?- Studies on the Recreational Effects of Holidays and Holiday Tourism

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The paper describes the method and the results of a pilot‐study on recreational effects of holidays. The objective of the study was to get first insights in the psychological process of recreation during holidays: E.g. How can recreation be measured? What kind of changes in the emotional state do occur during long term recreational processes? Do people perceive themselves as «recreated» during or after a holiday? A sample of 59 German teachers were asked to fill in psychological questionnaires before, during and after their summer holiday 1992. The questionnaires used measured different dimensions of personal condition (mood), individual effects of work load, and some data concerning organisational and motivational aspects of the holiday trip as well as sociodemographic data.
ZeitschriftThe Tourist Review
Seiten (von - bis)39-44
Anzahl der Seiten6
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.03.1996
Extern publiziertJa