［出版］(‘最も読まれた論文’) Similarities and differences in leisure conceptualizations between Japan and Canada and between two Japanese leisure-like terms
国際観光学研究センター（CTR）研究員である伊藤 央二講師（本学観光学部）とGordon J. Walker本学特別主幹教授（University of Alberta）との共著論文がツーリズムの学術誌「Leisure/Loisir」に掲載され、2011年の出版社ウェブサイト開設以来最も読まれた論文の第1位に選ばれています。
Similarities and differences in leisure conceptualizations between Japan and Canada and between two Japanese leisure-like terms
Eiji Ito, Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University, Wakayama City, Japan（現在）
Gordon J. Walker, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Leisure/Loisir, Volume 38, 2014, Issue.1, pp. 1-19
This study investigated similarities and differences in leisure conceptualizations between Japan and Canada and between two Japanese leisure-like terms: yoka and rejā. To address these purposes, we developed the Leisure Ten Statements Test (LTST). The LTST asks people to provide 10 open-ended responses to a prompt (e.g., “Leisure _____”). Responses from university students in Japan and Canada were classified, and then statistical analyses were conducted on the proportions of the 26 resulting categories. Results indicated that: (1) leisure conceptualizations differed not only between Japan and Canada but also within Japan depending on terminologies; (2) the loanword rejā has different meanings from its original English word, leisure, suggesting that it has adapted Japanese cultural contexts; and (3) the Japanese leisure-like term that best compares with the English word leisure varies depending on which specific aspect of leisure is of interest.
culture; conceptualization; leisure; leisure-like terms; Japan