ERIC Number: ED035832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Minister's Time, Leisure, and Continuing Education; A Study of Time Use, Participation in Leisure Activities and Continuing Education.
Hollister, James Elliott
Protestant ministers (a 15% sample) serving urban congregations in Santa Clara County, California, were surveyed on work and leisure time, participation in leisure activities, and participation in formal and informal continuing education. Emphasis was on differences in life styles between pastors with large, and those with small congregations. Congregation size was not significantly related to the work week (61 hours average), private study (17 hours plus), educational activity (18 hours plus), or leisure (nine hours). There were no significant differences in age, years in the ministry, years with the present and previous congregations, rank ordering of leisure activities, major hindrances to participation in continuing education, or preferred subject matter and educational methods. The need for relaxation was the main reason for participating in leisure activities. Pastors in both subsamples were tending to spend more time in work related activities and less in leisure activities. Ministers serving larger congregations had higher salaries and social status, participated more often in continuing education and other programs, and were more likely to hold membership in the National Council of Churches. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Activities, Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Clergy, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Methods, Experience, Females, Interests, Investigations, Leisure Time, Males, Motivation, Organization Size (Groups), Participation, Problems, Professional Continuing Education, Recreational Activities, Socioeconomic Status, Tenure, Working Hours
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis