ERIC Number: ED273585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Recreation and the Returning Female Student.
Bialeschki, M. Deborah; Henderson, Karla A.
This study evaluated the leisure attitudes and recreation participation patterns of a sample of returning female college students. Interviews were conducted with 36 full-time women students who had returned to graduate school after a five-year lapse in their formal training. The women placed a high value on the cognitive and affective aspects of their recreational activities. However, the score concerning their behavioral attitudes were lower, indicating that incongruity existed between what the women thought and felt about recreation and what they did in regard to their actual activities. The greatest barriers to recreation were related to limited time, work and school being the highest priorities; and too much daily stress. The returning students said they participated less in mass media, social, outdoor, sport, and hobby activities when they returned to school. The study suggested implications for those who may be programming for women who are returning to school. With the growing number of returning students, traditional student activity and sports programs may not be the best methods for supplementing the recreational needs of this group of students. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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