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ARTÍCULO
Psychological factors, leisure activities, and satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional study in eleven spanish-speaking countries
Autores: Hidalgo-Andrade, P.; Paz, C. (Autor de correspondencia); Hermosa-Bosano, C.; García Manglano, Javier; Sádaba Chalezquer, Charo; Lopez Madrigal, Claudia; Serrano, C.; Fernández Zapico, Aurelio
Título de la revista: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN: 1661-7827
Volumen: 18
Número: 21
Páginas: 11104
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of millions of people worldwide. This study aimed to analyze the effects of several psychological factors (self-esteem, self-control, and emotional stability) over lifestyle-related variables (time spent on leisure activities) and the levels of satisfaction (family, friends, work, and leisure satisfaction) experienced during the COVID-19 outbreak. Data for this article were retrieved as part of a cross-sectional international study conducted in eleven Spanish-speaking countries between March and September 2020. The analyses were conducted using the responses of 9500 persons (65.95% women, 34.05% men). Structural equation modeling was used to test the direct and indirect effects of the psychological variables on satisfaction variables mediated by the time engaged in leisure activities. Our model indicated that psychological factors significantly predicted the amount of time spent in leisure activities and satisfaction. Overall, results indicate that self-esteem is a relevant psychological factor to consider in the development of psychological interventions directed at promoting healthy lifestyles. Nevertheless, further research is needed to validate the direction of the associations found in this study.