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    Author(s): Jerry L. Ricciardo
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Watts, Clifton E., Jr.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2009 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-66. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 265-270.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    This research examines the role of affluence in guiding lifestyle orientation in contemporary society. The term "affluenza" is used to denote a lifestyle of consumption and materialism to achieve life satisfaction. The counter to affluenza is quality of life as manifested in self-improvement, community centeredness, and environmental stewardship. Leisure resourcefulness is knowing how and being able to make a meaningful life for oneself within the individual, cultural, and environmental constraints. Measures of affluenza, leisure resourcefulness, and life satisfaction are examined for their interrelationships and implications for individual lifestyles and quality of life.

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    Ricciardo, Jerry L. 2010. Leisure resourcefulness as a predictor of level of affluence and life satisfaction: having more or doing with less. In: Watts, Clifton E., Jr.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2009 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-66. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 265-270.

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