Leisure attitudes among middle school and high school students

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Buford Vernon Frye (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Larry W. Osborne

Abstract: Leisure counseling is one of the fastest growing segments of the counseling profession. Until now most leisure counseling has been with adults who need rehabilitative or retirement counseling. However, more interest is beginning to be given to leisure counseling in an educational-developmental context. This has resulted in a need for more knowledge about the orgin of leisure attitudes. This study attempted to partly fill that need by investigating such attitudes among middle school and high school students. The sample of students studied consisted of 620 students from grades 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12 from the public schools of Alamance County in north central North Carolina. This sample was 48% male, 52% female, 16% non-white, and 84% white. Data were collected through the Adolescent Leisure Attitude Survey (ALAS) which was an adaptation from two previous studies. Factor analysis, analysis of variance, and correlational methods were used to examine the data.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 1981
Subjects
Leisure $z United States
Middle school students $x Attitudes
High school students $x Attitudes

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