The Relationship Between Leisure Time Management and Perceptions of Boredom

Veli Ozan Çakır


The purpose of this research is to examine university students’ leisure time management and perceptions of boredom
according to various factors and to put forward the relationship between those two concepts. The test group of the
research has been selected with purposive sampling among students from Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Faculty of
Sport Sciences and 170 “Male” and 82 “Female” students with an average age of 21,71 ± 3,10 have volunteered to
take part. In the research “Leisure Time Management Scale,” which has been developed by Wang et al. (2011) and
adapted into Turkish by Akgül and Karaküçük (2015), and “Leisure Boredom Scale,” which has been developed by
Iso-Ahola and Weisseinger (1990), and adapted to Turkish by Kara et al. (2014), has been used. In order to
determine the personal information of participants the percentage and frequency methods; to determine whether the
data has normal distribution or not the Shapiro Wilks normalcy test has been applied and after concluding, that the
data is conformable with the parametric test conditions, MANOVA and Pearson Correlation tests have been used for
data analysis. According to the analysis; in view of gender variable, in both leisure time management and leisure
boredom perceptions scale a significant difference has been observed (p<0.05). In view of age variable, in the
“Programming” subdimension of leisure time management and in all subdimensions of leisure boredom perception
scale a significant difference has been observed (p<0.05). In view of wealth variable, in the “Leisure time manner”
and “Programming” subdimensions of leisure time management scale a significant difference has been observed but
no difference has been observed in leisure time perception. Finally, a negative and meaningful relationship has been
observed between the two scales. In conclusion it is possible to claim, that the leisure time management and boredom
perception of participants has had significant differences in view of some variables and that when they can manage
their leisure time, they are satisfied.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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