ERIC Number: ED025694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
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The Measurement of Educative Behavior and its Relationship to the Leisure Satisfactions of College Alumni.
Ingham, Roy John
The Leisure Activities Index was developed to measure educative behavior and was used to study the relationship between leisure satisfaction of adults and the extent to which they engaged in educative behavior. Five different groups established norms for the index: college graduates, noncredit university students, part-time credit students, high school teachers, and full-time graduate students. Information on educative and leisure satisfactions of autonomy, creativity-talent, and leisure complementary to work was collected from 682 alumni by mailed questionnaires. It was found that alumni who majored in liberal arts or had graduate degrees engaged in educative behavior more than those who majored in preprofessional curriculums or received only bachelor's degrees. Implications for education of adults and youth are made. The appendixes include the leisure activity check sheet, interview form, and attitude inventory. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Graduates, Creativity, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Individual Power, Leisure Time, Majors (Students), Measurement Instruments, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Surveys, Talent
Dept. of Photoduplication, Univ. of Chicago Library, Swift Hall, Chicago, Ill. 60637
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.