Leisure and Well-Being Across Countries
in the Era of Coronavirus-19:
Trends and Applications

Brief Description

The Coronavirus-19 pandemic has compromised forms of social interaction and full access to leisure as a primary source of meaningfulness in life and well-being.

The research project, Leisure and Well-Being Across Countries in the Era of Coronavirus-19: Trends and Applications, proposed by the World Leisure Organization – Leisure and Well-Being Special Interest Group (chair Teresa Freire) has been awarded by the Strategic Priority Grants, and involves different countries with the following objectives:

  • To know about the periods before Covid-19 and during Covid-19 lockdowns and variables related to leisure and well-being;
  • To explore practices, experiences, and concepts in relation to different countries, discussing about culture and relations with leisure and well-being;
  • To conclude on trends, applications, and guidelines, contributing to new opportunities for enhancing well-being through leisure.

International Project Team 

Teresa Freire

University of Minho, Portugal

Arianne Reis

Western Sydney University, Australia

Marie Young

University of Western Cape, South Africa

Lawal Marafa

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Miklos Banhidi

Szechenyi University, Hungary

Giyasettin Demirhan

Hacettepe University

Joanne Schroeder

Vancouver Island University, Canada

Heather Gibson

University of Florida, United States

Douglas Kleiber

University of Georgia, United States

Ricardo Uvinha

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Jane Zhou

Zhejiang University, China

Instructions for the participants

For the purpose of this research, we are collecting data about leisure and well-being across different countries through an online questionnaire. If you live in one of the involved countries (Portugal, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, Hungary, Turkey, Hong Kong, Canada, United States and China) and you have more than 18 years old, we invite you to participate in this study, by filling in this questionnaire. You can access the questionnaire in your own language, by choosing the link available below.

South Africa: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3kMazJ5LAbLedqC

Australia: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0AH7ig672xIJQCa

Brazil: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_agw4CHtjZSrlKLk

China: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5pRpFd5Bn6Bxh0G

Hungary: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IeleELYhTm6Q3s

Portugal: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_414WbP8ZTI9zDqm

Turkey: https://eeguminho.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5or8ckIhh3jIc3s

For more information or if you have questions, please contact: Dr. Teresa Freire at leisureandwellbeingproject@worldleisure.org

Research timeline and updates about the study

We are currently collecting data until the 31st of March 2023.

For updates on the project please visit the website regularly.

International scope and representation

*map is filling up as new country representation participation happens