LONGITUDINAL ANALYSIS OF LEISURE-ITEM PREFERENCES

Authors


Psychology Department, The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611.

Abstract

Twenty-two individuals with developmental disabilities participated in two leisure-item preference assessments, spaced approximately 16 months apart. Results showed (a) an overall increase in item contact across assessments for 13 participants and (b) at least some overlap across assessments in the five most highly ranked items for every participant. These results highlight individual differences in the stability of preference over time and suggest the need for research to identify the determinants of temporal shifts in preference.

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