Investigation of Life Satisfaction Levels and Leisure Constraints of Women Employees

Female employees are believed to encounter certain barriers to leisure participation and experience a subsequent decrease in life satisfaction. This correlational study assessed the leisure constraints and life satisfaction levels of working women and their relationship with each other and several demographic characteristics. A total of 210 participants (mean age 31.29 ± 7.02 years) selected by convenience sampling completed the Leisure Constraints Scale (LCS) and Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, MANOVA, and Pearson correlation analysis. Mean LCS and SWLS scores showed no significant differences according to age, marital status, or exercise participation (p>.05). There was a weak negative correlation between mean scores on the SWLS and LCS ‘facilities’ subscale (r=-.156; p<.05), suggesting that an increase in facility-related barriers to leisure participation may be related to lower life satisfaction in women employees. Further studies are needed to identify other factors associated with life satisfaction among working women.

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Leisure, life Satisfaction, leisure constraints