Campus Recreation: Investigating the Relationship between Leisure Constraints and InvolvementJournal: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RECREATION AND SPORT SCIENCE (Vol.4, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2020-12-30
Authors : Meliha SEVIC Ersin ESKİLER;
Page : 65-75
Keywords : campus recreation; leisure; constraints; involvement;
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the factors that may prevent individuals participating in campus recreation activities organized in different branches by the Sakarya University Directorate of Health, Culture and Sport, their leisure involvement levels and the differences between the participants in terms of variables. In the study, field research method and general survey model as the quantitative research methods were used. A total of 230 volunteers, 152 males (X̄age=23.76±5.74) and 78 females (X̄age=22.80±5.10) participated in the study. The Leisure Constraints Scale (LCS) to determine the leisure time barriers of the participants, The Leisure Involvement Scale (LIS) to determine their level of interest, and a questionnaire form to determine demographic characteristics in the last section were used as data collection tools in the study. Independent simple t-test and one-way analysis of variance (One-way ANOVA) were used for the analysis of the data obtained by face-to-face questionnaire technique in order to reveal the differences between variables. The correlation analysis was used to reveal the relationships between variables. Findings revealed a low level positive significant relationship between the sub-dimensions of centrality and identity expression of LIS, and the Lack of partners sub-dimensions of LCS. Consequently, the removal or minimization of the constraints can increase the frequency and involvement levels of individuals in activities. Our result suggest that the university could make practices to increase the level of involvement of individuals in campus life and eliminate the factors that prevent participation and enable individuals to spend efficiently their leisure times.
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