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ERIC Number: EJ1101460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-1639
Take a Selfie of Life: A Qualitative Exploration of College Students' Self-Reflections on Free Time Use and Personal Values
Chen, Hsin-Yu; Yarnal, Careen; Hustad, John T. P.; Sims, Damon
Journal of College and Character, v17 n2 p101-115 2016
Adopting a qualitative approach, this study explores college students' self-reflections on free time use and personal values. Data were collected from 111 students' final reflection papers for a class entitled "Leisure and Human Behavior." The findings suggest that leisure education may empower students with fundamental knowledge about positive and negative aspects of free time and the importance of choices, decisions, and priorities. The knowledge learned in class, coupled with a three-phase time diary project, prompted self-reflection on life choices and time management. For some, this reflection inspired them to engage in more meaningful activities, such as volunteering and civic engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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