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ERIC Number: ED081538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-23
Pages: 27
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The Meaning of Non-Work Activities to Smalltown-Non Metropolitan Residents of the Piedmont Region.
Payne, Barbara P.
Part of a larger study of recreation and leisure patterns of adults in the Piedmont Region, this report focused on the activities of small town and non-metropolitan residents. The Piedmont Region was defined as counties where the western/northern boundary is fixed by the Appalachian Mountains and the eastern/southern boundary by the coastal plains region. All male and female household heads 17 years of age and older living in the area were interviewed. Data were collected during July 1971 by 1,500 telephone interviews conducted from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. to obtain an equal number of males and females. Respondents were asked to think about activities engaged in when not on a regular job and to name the one activity considered the most enjoyable. Activities were grouped by non-sports and attended sports/outdoor activities. Findings showed that residence is a significant variable in choosing a favorite leisure activity but not in the ranking of these choices; urban adults have a wider variety of choices than non-metropolitan adults; mass forms of leisure activities are not favorites of Piedmont adults in towns or cities; and Piedmont adults prefer sports and outdoor activities to watching others play. (NQ)
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