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Work, Leisure and Well-Being By John T. Haworth

Work, Leisure and Well-Being

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It is established that unemployment is detrimental to health and well being, and most of us assume that a rewarding leisure activity would be preferable to paid work. John Haworth challenges these assumptions and aims to show that the very constriction of work is often the most rewarding.
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Work, Leisure and Well-Being Summary


Work, Leisure and Well-Being by John T. Haworth

Although it is now well established that unemployment is detrimental to health and well being, most of us assume that a well structured, rewarding leisure activity would be preferable to paid work. John Haworth challenges these assumptions and shows that the very constriction of work, like having to perform a task we wouldn't otherwise choose, are often the most rewarding in the end.
Work, Leisure and Well Being reviews the current literature and complements it with the findings of the most recent research to provide a serious and fascinating study of the most important areas of adult life. It raises as many questions as it answers; for instance, if paid work is better than a leisure activity, what's the use of looking forward to retirement?
Work, Leisure and Well Being will be of interest not only to psychologists, but also to a wide range of professionals involved in social policy and the leisure industry.

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Work, Leisure and Well-Being Reviews


..."the book represents a useful introduction to the field of leisure studies. All of the chapters are well written and all are accessible to a lay readership. ...I recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in work and leisure and their relations to psychological and physical well-being."
-"Work and Occupations, Aug 1998

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GOR003079994
Work, Leisure and Well-Being by John T. Haworth
John T. Haworth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-02-27
224
0415148626
9780415148627
N/A
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