Flow in Home-Based Leisure During the COVID-19 Lockdown: A Case Study for People Aged 65 and Over in TurkeyJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RECREATION AND SPORT SCIENCE (Vol.4, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2020-12-30
Authors : Metin ARGAN Şöhret PAKİŞ Ümit KESİM Mehpare TOKAY ARGAN;
Page : 5-17
Keywords : leisure flow; home-based leisure; recreation; COVID-19; outbreak;
This paper highlights flow in home-based leisure regarding people (aged 65 and over) who have to adapt their lives and behaviors while staying “safer at home” during the coronavirus outbreak. The purpose of this case study, based on qualitative interviews, observations and secondary data (including social media posts, news and videos), is to examine older people's perceptions and experiences regarding COVID-19-based leisure. Further, it is intended to provide an understanding of how older people conceptualize and relate to leisure during the outbreak. Hence, this study explores the following research questions through semi structured interviews, observations and secondary data: (a) How do older people perceive restrictions regarding COVID-19? (b) How are the flow behavior of older people who must stay at home influenced by their gender, age, family size, and marital status? and (c) How do older people manage their time in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak? The findings of this research will provide insight into the evaluation of leisure during the time of the outbreak and track corresponding behavior and perception changes. As a result, the findings will contribute new knowledge about how contingency conditions (COVID-19 outbreak) influence flow and leisure perceptions.
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