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ERIC Number: EJ872245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
A Study of the Leisure Experience of Turkish University Students
Gokturk, Soheyda
College Student Journal, v43 n2 p303-312 Jun 2009
The shortened Leisure Experience Battery, developed by Caldwell, Smith, and Weissinger (1992), was applied to a sample of Turkish university students. The Leisure Experience Battery was developed and tested for US (American) adolescents and university students (Barnett, 2005). In the present study the Battery was used to examine a sample of 207 Turkish university students who were mostly male (71%), urban (86%), unemployed, aged between 18 and 22, and all were single. The findings indicated that the factor structure and subscale reliabilities are very similar to those reported for the US samples. With the exception of the Challenge subscale, bivariate correlations between the subscales--Awareness, Boredom, and Distress--were found to be in line with theoretical expectations, and not to vary significantly with gender. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey