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ERIC Number: EJ917074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Motivated for Leisure in the Future: A Person-Centred Longitudinal Study in the Lowest Level of Secondary Education
Van der Veen, Ineke; Peetsma, Thea
Learning and Individual Differences, v21 n2 p233-238 Apr 2011
Long-term future time perspective on leisure has been found to relate negatively to school effort. This was studied further by recognizing types of students based on developments in long-term leisure perspectives and comparing their development in motivation and academic achievement. Around 1200 12-13 year old students attending the lowest level of secondary education in the Netherlands participated in the research. Questionnaires were administered four times during a year and report marks were collected. We distinguished three groups of students: a small group with low and slightly decreasing, a group with intermediate and slightly decreasing; and a group with quite high and increasing long-term leisure perspectives. We expected the last group, which contained almost half of the students, to be problematic, and indeed these students less often resisted leisure opportunities in favour of pursuing chosen important academic future goals. Nevertheless, they had a more positive development in well-being. (Contains 6 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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