Exploration of the Relationships between Leisure Activity Participation Frequency and Social Capital

This study examines the effects of social capital on the frequency of leisure activity participation. Two retrospective surveys of activity behavior were completed in Fall 2019 and 2020. The surveys included questions to ascertain individuals’ instrumental and expressive social capital through position, resource, and generalized name generators. Respondents were asked about participation across a vast list of specific leisure activities over the previous three months. Respondents with greater expressive social capital participated in social leisure activities more frequently than those with less expressive social capital. This relationship was found to not hold for the activities: drinking and socializing, attending church, and dining out.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $69023
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET)

    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ  United States  85287
  • Project Managers:

    Pendyala, Ram

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    3650 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 160
    Tampa, FL  United States  33612
  • Principal Investigators:

    Maness, Michael

  • Start Date: 20210901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220801
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220621
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01848889
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Teaching Old Models New Tricks (TOMNET)
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2022 9:32AM