iLeisure: conceptualizing youth online leisure and quality of life

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Hume, Margee and Sullivan Mort, Gillian. 2012. "iLeisure: conceptualizing youth online leisure and quality of life." International Journal of Organisational Behaviour. 17 (2), pp. 87-107.
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iLeisure: conceptualizing youth online leisure and quality of life

ERA Journal ID21951
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHume, Margee (Author) and Sullivan Mort, Gillian (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Organisational Behaviour
Journal Citation17 (2), pp. 87-107
Number of Pages21
Year2012
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
ISSN1440-5377
Web Address (URL)http://www.usq.edu.au/business-law/research/ijob/~/media/USQ/Business-Law/Journals/Hume%20S%20Mort%20Vol%2017%20Issue%202%20Paper%208.ashx
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This paper addresses young people's Internet facilitated leisure and its relationship to quality of life. While there is a large body of literature examining the role of communication technologies in the shaping of contemporary society, relatively little attention has been given to the influence of technology on the organization and experience of leisure. In Australia, the rapid shift from dial up to broadband has allowed affordable, continuous, and fast Internet access to homes with young people who use and enjoy current technological innovations for leisure purposes. A comprehensive literature review is provided identifying key issues related to the high-speed Internet access; interactive leisure services and youth leisure consumption and quality of life.
The paper develops a model framed in an experiential consumption approach and a set of propositions of youth online leisure and quality of life suitable for empirical estimation. The paper concludes with a discussion of implications and future research directions.

Keywordsyouth; internet; high speed broadband; interactive services; wellbeing
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460806. Human-computer interaction
350699. Marketing not elsewhere classified
441004. Social change
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Management and Marketing
La Trobe University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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