ERIC Number: ED146085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Four-Day Workweek: An Assessment of Its Effects on Leisure Participation.
Conner, Karen A.; Bultena, Gordon L.
A research study examined change in the quantity of leisure participation attributable to conversion from a five to a four-day workweek. Change in quantity was defined as (1) frequency change or change in the amount of time devoted to leisure, (2) activity change or change in the number of different leisure activities pursued, and (3) perceptual change or change in the respondent's perception of the amount of time devoted to leisure. A questionnaire was mailed to employees of two insurance companies, one using a standard five-day schedule and the other using a four-day schedule. Analysis was based on 123 respondents working a four-day week and 103 respondents working a five-day week. It was found that both groups of workers devoted approximately equal amounts of time to leisure participation. However, within the equal time frames, four-day workers pursued a greater number of different leisure activities than five-day workers. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (72nd, Chicago, Illinois, September 5-9, 1977); Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document