SAME OR DIFFERENT: LEISURE TIME OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN VOJVODINA AND IN THE REST OF THE WORLD Cover Image

ИСТИ ИЛИ ДРУГАЧИЈИ: СЛОБОДНО ВРЕМЕ МЛАДИХ У ВОЈВОДИНИ И У СВЕТУ
SAME OR DIFFERENT: LEISURE TIME OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN VOJVODINA AND IN THE REST OF THE WORLD

Author(s): Jelica Petrović, Marija Zotović
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Sociology, Family and social welfare
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: adolescents; leisure time; leisure time activities; risky behavior;

Summary/Abstract: Domestic researches of youth leisure time are still rare, although we live in a “leisure society“. The aim of the conducted research was to identify leisure time activities and level of leisure satisfaction of young people. The sample of the research includes 1103 respondents of adolescent age (pupils of secondary schools) from urban and rural areas in Vojvodina. The results of this research showed that youth in Vojvodina spend their leisure time similarly as their peers in other American and European countries. Typical patterns of young people’s activities in their spare time are mainly passive: those include activities such as watching TV and listening to the music, while cultural activities seemed to be rare. Preferred leisure time orientations are the orientation towards entertainment and the orientation towards spending time and going out with peers. Furthermore, results suggest high frequency of risky behavior among adolescents: tobacco and marijuana use. The most frequent risk behavior is alcohol use.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 130
  • Page Range: 73-88
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Serbian