International and domestic university students’ leisure behaviour: a comparative analysis

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Carr, Neil and Axelsen, Megan. 2011. "International and domestic university students’ leisure behaviour: a comparative analysis." Annals of leisure research. 12 (1), pp. 47-64. https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2009.9686808
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International and domestic university students’ leisure behaviour: a comparative analysis

ERA Journal ID5916
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsCarr, Neil (Author) and Axelsen, Megan (Author)
Journal TitleAnnals of leisure research
Journal Citation12 (1), pp. 47-64
Number of Pages18
Year2011
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1174-5398
2159-6816
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2009.9686808
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/11745398.2009.9686808
Abstract

This paper assesses whether, in an age of social and cultural globalisation, place‐specific cultural differences continue to exist between domestic Australian and international Asian university students, resulting in divergent leisure patterns among these populations. The paper is based on a survey of the leisure behaviour of Australian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Malaysian, Korean, and Singaporean students enrolled at the University of Queensland, Australia. A total of 126 domestic students and 191 international students took part in the study.

Analysis of the data shows there are some significant differences and similarities in the leisure behaviour of the students from the seven nationalities selected. These results indicate the existence of place‐specific, nationally based cultures that influence leisure behaviour even when people are away from their home country. In addition, a student culture that cuts across national boundaries, creating behavioural similarities between different nationalities in the process, appears to exist.

Keywordsuniversity students; globalisation; leisure behaviour
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020440608. Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Otago, New Zealand
University of Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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