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ERIC Number: ED002929
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 135
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LEISURE-TIME ACTIVITY-INTERESTS OF TEENAGE YOUTH IN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA.
HOFFSOMMER, HAROLD; AND OTHERS
THE LEISURE ACTIVITIES OF YOUTH WERE INVENTORIED IN AN EFFORT TO DETERMINE HOW GOALS AND VALUES WERE FORMED AND CHOICES MADE REGARDING LEISURE ACTIVITIES. THE OBJECTIVES WERE TO ASSEMBLE DATA CONCERNING LEISURE ACTIVITIES OF YOUTH AND TO ASCERTAIN ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS. A BRIEF QUESTIONNAIRE ON LEISURE ACTIVITIES WAS ADMINISTERED TO NEARLY ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 8 THROUGH 12. EACH YOUTH WAS ASKED TO FILL OUT A ONE-PAGE DATA SHEET CALLING FOR INFORMATION ON AREA RESIDENCE, AGE, SEX, GRADE LEVEL, CULTURAL LEVEL OF PARENTS, EDUCATION PLANS, USE OF CAR, SPENDING MONEY AVAILABLE PER WEEK, SOCIAL PARTICIPATION, AND SCHOOL STANDING. FROM THESE DATA, BASIC TABULATIONS WERE MADE FOR ABOUT 27 TYPES OF AREAS BASED UPON SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, DEGREE OF URBANIZATION, AND ADEQUACY OF LEISURE-TIME FACILITIES. THE FINDINGS WERE VALIDATED BY A POST-STUDY INTERVIEW OF 300 OF THE YOUTHS. THE DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY-INTERESTS IN TEENAGERS HAS INDICATED THAT SEX, AGE, PLACE OF RESIDENCE, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, AND RESIDENTIAL DENSITY ALL CONTRIBUTE TO THE VARIATION IN THE RELATIVE FREQUENCY OF A TYPOLOGY OF YOUTH. NO EVALUATIONS OF ANY TYPE OF YOUTH--OUTDOOR, INTELLECTUAL, PASSIVE, DATING, OR ALTRUISTIC--ACCORDING TO DESIRABILITY HAVE BEEN MADE, NOR DOES THE AUTHOR INTEND THAT ANY SUCH EVALUATION BE INFERRED AT THIS STAGE OF THE RESEARCH. BASIC TABLES FOR THIS STUDY ARE IN PART 2, ED 002 930. (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA