ERIC Number: ED249434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb-19
Leisure as a Campus Developmental Resource: Two Perspectives on the Future.
Edwards, Patsy B.
Most college students are seeking a college education to increase their money-making skills. In turn, they want to have money to buy better leisure activities. For this reason, leisure counseling should be included in college career counseling services. From a psychological perspective, leisure facilitates identification with various concepts, increases autonomy, provides mastery experiences, encourages community involvement, and encourages creativity. As work fulfills fewer individual needs, leisure will play a more important role in meeting those needs. Although some colleges and universities throughout the country are offering leisure awareness programs, leisure counseling is still an infrequent service. Steps to incorporate such a program in campus counseling services include staff development, information gathering about campus extracurricular activities, evaluation of the value and need for those activities, and the initiation of a promotional campaign. Counselors have the responsibility of promoting healthy alternatives to potentially detrimental misuses of leisure time. (This document briefly describes numerous instruments to assist counselors in identifying the leisure interests and preferences of clients, as well as research references.) (BL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A session co-presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Personnel and Guidance Association (San Francisco, CA, February 17-19, 1984). For the first part of the presentation, see ED 245 155.