2010/2011 Fellowship Program fellows
Tamara Tsaturyan’s research project is entitled ‘Personality and leisure choices in Armenia’. This research addresses people’s motivations to choose certain types of leisure activities over others that are more popular in ad campaigns. This analysis will be used to determine the relationship between the self-actualizing type of leisure and personality. Specifically, the research seeks to determine the kind of people that become involved in self-actualizing leisure activities, how they become involved and what benefits do they receive from participation in such activities. The proposed answer is that self-actualizing leisure activities in Armenia are driven more by personal characteristics than by cultural and social patterns and trends. This study will provide important insight into the health, well-being, level of happiness and satisfaction with life of the society and, therefore, may serve as a guide to constructing better policies on cultural and youth affairs and on healthcare.