Leisure Involvement Level of 40 and Over Aged Individuals

Nurullah Emir Ekinci, Hilal Yalcin

Abstract


This study aimed to investigate the leisure involvement level of individuals 40 years and over according to various variables. The study sample consisted of 106 volunteers aged 40 years and over in Hendek district of Sakarya city. As a data collection tool “leisure involvement scale” which developed by Kyle et al. (2007) and adapted to Turkish by Gürbüz et al. (2015), and personal information form were used. SPSS statistic program was used to analyze the data. The histograms, Skewness, and Kurtosis values (between -1 and +1) were checked to ensure normal distribution of the data. Therefore, parametric tests, independent sample t tests, and one-way ANOVA tests were used. To determine the significant differences between the groups, the Tukey test used. According to the findings of the study, between the gender variable and social relationship level, between the long-term accommodation place variable and attractiveness, between giving the importance and social relationship, between daily leisure time and giving importance and social relationship level, difficulty in finding free time and attractiveness, between the variables giving importance, social relationship and identification and doing sport statistically meaningful result found with the attractiveness dimension. As a result, it was found that the social relationships of females were higher in leisure time involvement than males. Also, results show that living in the same accommodation place for the long-term effects individuals’ leisure time involvement level. It was determined that the time devoted to leisure time affects the importance of leisure time and social relationships positively.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jei.v5i2.15683

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