The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of family communication pattern
on formation of leisure life styles. Family communication is a root of individual
socialization and leisure life styles may take an important role for psychological
well-being and life quality. Family communication pattern contains two dimension,
conformity-orientation and communication-orientation. A survey method was employed
with female students in highschool, who are seemingly outsiders in leisure activity.
The total 1066 answers were collected for the final analysis. The result follows. First,
with mean values, respondents reported a higher value of conversation-orientation
than conformity-orientation in family communication pattern. Regarding leisure life
styles, sensation pursuit was the highest, and then relationship centeredness, planning,
work centeredness, and leisure lethargy, orderly. Second, according to multiple
regression analysis, the positive leisure lifestyles such as rational planning, sensation
pursuit, and relationship centeredness were positively influenced by both
communication-orientation and conformity-orientation, but more strongly by
communication-orientation. Meanwhile, the negative leisure lifestyles such as leisure
lethargy and work centeredness were positively influenced by conformity-orientation.