L. L. Caldwell

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This article describes current knowledge about adolescent leisure. Although not the specific focus of the article, a global perspective is taken. Leisure is first defined, including a discussion of serious and casual leisure. Adolescent leisure is then discussed in terms of the Leisure Activities-Context-Experience (LACE) model. This discussion includes a description of adolescent time use, activity involvement (both structured and unstructured activities are discussed), the importance of contextual factors, and various experiences and affective states associated with adolescent leisure. A discussion of developmental outcomes associated with adolescent leisure comes next, followed by a description of how leisure can be both a context of risk and a context for health promotion. Factors or situations that may constrain adolescents from participating in desired leisure activities are then described. Finally, a brief discussion of the role of parents in facilitating or inhibiting adolescent leisure is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Adolescence
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780123739513
StatePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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