A comparison of leisure satisfaction levels of students from different universities in relation to some variables


YERLİSU LAPA T., ARDAHAN F., Atay E.

ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, vol.4, no.4, pp.2559-2566, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2559-2566

Abstract

The aim of this research is to compare the leisure satisfactions (according to psychological, education, social, relaxation, physiological and aesthetical dimensions) of the students from two different universities in relation to their genders and active and passive participations to sportive activities. The research group comprised of the participants who were selected with stratified sampling method from the students who studied in the center campuses of Akdeniz University (AU) and Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) during the 2010-2011 term. 720 (350 AU.- 370 SDU.) male (M-age=20.61 1.89) and 519 (255 AU.- 264 SDU.) female students(M-age=20.57 1.91), in total 1239 participants were determined using the "Leisure Satisfaction Scale" which developed by Beard & Raghed and "Personal Information Form" was used for the personal information of the participants. The scale was adapted to Turkish by Gokce and the scale instrument was found to be valid and reliable in Turkish language [32]. One-way Multivariate Analysis of Variance (Manova) was used in order to test the difference between the leisure satisfaction levels of the participants from two different MANOVA analysis performed indicated that there was a significant difference between leisure satisfaction levels and subscales in both female participants (Pillai's Trace= 0.99; F-(6,F-713)= 13.050; =.099; p<0.05) of two participation to leisure time activities (Pillai's Trace= .113; F-(6,F-804)= 15.223; = .178; p<0.05). In conclusion, it was found that leisure satisfaction and subscales differed according to the genders of participants of two different universities and active/passive participation in sports activities and that the leisure satisfaction levels of the students of SDU were higher in the all tested variables.