ERIC Number: ED037626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Leisure, Work, and the Use of Time. A Study of Adult Style of Time Utilization, Childhood Determinants and Vocational Implications.
Goodman, Natalie Cohan
This was a two part investigation of leisure, work, and time use. A preliminary study replaced work and leisure as separate entities with the concept of "meaningful activity." Significant differences in views of "meaningful activity" were found for persons in two widely separated occupational levels. The second part investigated childhood determinants of adult time use styles (degrees of time autonomy and time organization). Data were gathered from taped interviews with 42 men and women reference librarians, information specialists, and journalists. Persons with an autonomous time use style tended to have an autonomous leisure time style, with marital status as an intervening variable; organized styles of work time use coincided even more strongly with organized leisure styles. Persons who had had an "Accepting" climate of parent child relations tended in adulthood to prefer an autonomous time use style in employment, while those who had experienced a "Demanding" climate might or might not express such a preference. Organization patterns for work time were related, especially among women, to recalled parental patterns. No such significant relationship was found for free time except where both parents had had similar patterns of time organization. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Adults, Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employment, Family Status, Females, Investigations, Leisure Time, Marital Status, Occupations, Parent Influence, Personality, Time Blocks, Use Studies
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis