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ERIC Number: ED002930
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 286
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BASIC TABLES FOR THE STUDY OF LEISURE-TIME ACTIVITY TYPES IN SEVENTY-THREE THOUSAND TEENAGE YOUTH IN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN REGION AND IN FLINT, MICHIGAN.
HOFFSOMMER, HAROLD; AND OTHERS
THIS IS PART 2 OF A PROJECT WHICH STUDIED LEISURE-TIME ACTIVITY-INTERESTS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. (PART 1 IS ED 002 929.) THE MAIN INTEREST OF THE STUDY WAS TO PRODUCE SCIENTIFIC DATA AND PARTICULARLY SUCH DATA AS MAY BE OF SERVICE TO SCHOOLS, PLANNERS, THOSE INTERESTED IN LEISURE-TIME ACTIVITIES, AND SOCIAL WORKERS. THESE TABLES REPORT IN PERCENTAGE FORM INCIDENCES OF A FULL SPECTRUM OF RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES GARNERED FROM A PRETEST OF 8,000 CASES STUDIED THROUGH THE USE OF MATRICES OF 40,000 TETRACHLORIC CORRELATIONS AND THE ANALYSIS OF WRITE-INS TO OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS. EACH ACTIVITY USED WAS MENTIONED AT LEAST ONCE IN THESE PRETEST CASES. FOR THE FIRST 77 ACTIVITIES A REPORT WAS MADE OF THE PERCENTAGE ENGAGING IN THE ACTIVITY A SPECIFIED NUMBER OF TIMES. BELOW THIS WAS REPORTED THE PERCENT "WANTING TO" DO THE ACTIVITY "IF NOTHING PREVENTED YOU." THE THIRD LINE REPORTED A "LIKE-DO-RATIO" INTENDED TO MEASURE THE DEGREE OF APPETITION FOR AN ACTIVITY. RATIOS ABOVE 1.00 INDICATED AN APPETITION FOR AN ACTIVITY, RATIOS BELOW INDICATED A "DIS-APPETITION." THE SYMBOL "D" IN THE LIKE-DO RATIO ROW MEANS THAT THE PERCENT OF PERSONS DOING THE ACTIVITY AND THE PERCENT OF PERSONS WANTING TO DO THE ACTIVITY MORE OFTEN WERE BOTH ZERO. THE SYMBOL "A" IN THE LIKE-DO RATIO ROW SIGNIFIED APPETITION FOR AN ACTIVITY IN WHICH THE PERCENT OF PERSONS INDICATED THAT THE ACTIVITY WAS DONE IS ZERO. RATIOS ABOVE 1.00 SIGNIFIED APPETITE FOR AN ACTIVITY--"TO DO IT MORE OFTEN OR TO TRY IT OUT." (JL)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA