This study aims to explain the relationship between leisure activities and happiness for extraverts and introverts. The results show that participating in active leisure could increase your happiness level, while spending time on passive activities might reduce happiness. Individuals could improve their subjective well-being by spending time on exercising and going out. Furthermore, the findings determine that excessive use of internet and television can better be avoided to be happy. Being an extravert or introverts could have impact on which activities give the most benefit. Exercising and volunteering are especially good choices for introverts and going out is a good activity for extraverts, to increase their happiness. The negative effect of television and internet is less strong for the subjective well-being for introverts, compared to extraverts. Although some results are not convincing or contradictive with the previous literature, this study states that it is possible to determine your own happiness, through leisure activities.

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Keywords Leisure Happiness extraversion
Thesis Advisor C. Li
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Series Business Economics
S. Buijs. (2019, July 19). The moderator effect of extraversion on the relationship between leisure activities and happiness. Business Economics. Retrieved from