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Leisure time
Leisure time

Author(s): Mojmír Tyrlík, Zuzana Sýkorová
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Personality Psychology, Psychology of Self, Behaviorism, Evaluation research
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Leisure time; leisure activities of children; extracurricular activity; behaviour; personality; self-presentation;
Summary/Abstract: Many researchers from various fields are interested in the extracurricular and leisure activities of children. The fields of interest vary from sociology and psychology to social and health services (Caldwell & Darling, 1999; Fredricks & Eccles, 2006; Mahoney & Stattin, 2000; Shannon, 2006; Wearing, Wearing, & Kelly, 1994). Definition of the conceptof free or leisure time is only implicit in many of these studies. The authors do not frequently theorize the issue. Some authors have used a concept of extracurricular activityor duty (Larson & Verma, 1999; Larson, 2001); other authors differentiate between structured (goal directed activities e.g. sports, arts, technical) or unstructured activities (watching TV, playing on PC) (Mahoney & Stattin, 2000) and other forms of passive leisure (e.g., eating, resting, personal care) (Mahoney, Larson, Eccles, & Lord, 2005).

  • Page Range: 43-56
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: English