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ERIC Number: ED131364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-22
Pages: 20
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Of Leisure: Education for the Future.
Rumstein, Regina
The investigation focused on college students' conception of leisure in the future, particularly their viewpoint about (1) availability of leisure time, (2) role of society relative leisure and (3) use of leisure time. A total of 90 undergraduate college students responded to a questionnaire specially designed for this study. Data indicate agreement between men and women that amount of leisure time will increase in the future, and they hold society responsible for preparing them for leisure. However, men and women tend to differ in what they expect from society; men focus on education while women look for socially planned activities. Significant differences were found between current leisure activities engaged in by men and women. Regarding future leisure activities, both sexes predict for themselves a significant increase in athletics. While interest in sports by men seems to overshadow current activities such as reading or camping, women divide their interest between sports and traveling. Men and women seem unaware of differences in their respective leisure choices, which indicates a communication problem between the sexes. Implications for leisure education such as the importance of orienting it to the future were discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (New York, N.Y., April 22-24, 1976)