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ERIC Number: ED243858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Women and the Dialectic of Leisure.
Henderson, Karla A.
A study explored the perceptions and attitudes that 96 Wisconsin women (age range 18-95; average age 34) held toward leisure. Subjects were interviewed personally by members of a University of Wisconsin (Madison) class on "Women and Leisure," using parts of the Leisure Attitudes Inventory concerning three factors: society's role in leisure planning, self-definition through leisure and work, and amount of leisure perceived. These three factors were then compared to the demographic information obtained about the women in the study: age, marital status, children, occupation, hours of employment, income, level of education, residence, and religious preference. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, factor analyses, chi-square statistics, and analysis of variance. The study found that the women were satisfied with their leisure and that demographic variables did not seem to influence leisure attitudes and perceptions. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Anaheim, CA, March 29-April 2, 1984).