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Effects of Scuba Divers’ Social Support on Happiness

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

ISBN: 978-1-83867-956-9, eISBN: 978-1-83867-955-2

ISSN: 1745-3542

Publication date: 14 October 2019

Abstract

This study attempts to examine the relationships between leisure involvement, social support, and happiness. Consequently, for data collection, this study utilizes a convenient sampling procedure, involving a questionnaire survey on scuba divers in Kenting, a southern resort town in Taiwan. In this study, 320 samples of useful samples were collected. Structural equation modeling is deployed to test the underlying relationships among the research variables. Concerning the leisure involvement of the scuba diving participants, social support is viewed as an essential antecedent. This study confirms leisure involvement is a mediator between social support and happiness in the case of scuba diving. This study further confirms that the mediation effect of leisure involvement positively affects happiness. Furthermore, social support positively leads to leisure engagement (e.g., scuba diving) and could also directly influence happiness with a positive relationship. Consequently, this study renders managerial implications for the service providers of scuba diving.

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Ho, L.-M., Yang, S.-L. and Lin, J.-C. (2019), "Effects of Scuba Divers’ Social Support on Happiness", Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Advances in Hospitality and Leisure, Vol. 15), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 113-127. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-354220190000015007

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