Leisure time boredom: Issues concerning college students

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin Hickerson, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Students who do not have leisure skills, cannot manage leisure time, or are not aware that leisure can be psychologically rewarding are more likely to be bored during leisure. This study examined the impact of boredom on leisure of college students in relation to gender, level of education, and activity choice. Subjects at a Midwestern university completed the Leisure Boredom Scale and a modified version of the Leisure Activities Blank. No significant differences were found between overall levels of leisure boredom and the three independent variables. However, examinations of individual Leisure Boredom Scale items indicated specific differences. Examples of the findings included that males were more likely than females to agree that they became highly involved in what they did during their leisure and that they were very active during their leisure. Females were most likely to select passive activities as their activity of choice. Students who chose passive leisure activities were less likely to agree that they were very active in their leisure than the other three activity groups. From these differences, implications were constructed for the development and maintenance of campus recreational programs.

Additional Information

College Student Journal, 41(4), 1036-1044
Language: English
Date: 2007
leisure activities, Leisure Boredom Scale, college and university students, recreation

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