Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCH ON SPORT SCIENCE   FALL 2006 , Volume - , Number 12; Page(s) 33 To 50.
 
Paper: 

THE ROLE OF SPORT IN LEISURE TIME OF STUDENTS IN TAKESTAN AZAD UNIVERSITY

 
 
Author(s):  RAHMANI AHMAD, BAKHSHINIA TAYBEH, GHAVAMI SEYED SAEID
 
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Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to determine the role of sport in university students leisure time and to compare the leisure activities of female and male students. To achieve this purpose 400 students were selected by stratified random sampling. The researcher made questionnaire was used to gather data. The data was analyzed through the descriptive (Rxy,`X, SD) and inferential (Chi-Square & Mann-Whitney U) statical methods. The Findings indicated that the average of students daily leisure time was 4 hours. In term of time spent, T.V. watching, listening to music, being with friends, nonacademic studies, exercise and working with computers were the most important leisure activities respectively. But, using computer, exercising and listening to music were ranked first to third, among all the leisure interests. In the other hand, among leisure activates, exercise was the second for boys and ninth for girls in rank. The study also indicated that, 26.2 % of girls and 11.5% of boys do not exercise at all. The most popular sports for boys were Football, Swimming, Body-Building, Mountaineering, Jogging, and volleyball. For girls, Swimming, Jogging, Horse Riding, Volleyball, Mountaineering, and Running were the most important interests respectively. Moreover, there was a significant difference between the ways female and male students spend their leisure time in activities such as: visiting relatives, the arts, exercise, religious activities, watching video, and listening to the music (P < 0.05). Finally, this data suggested that sedentary lifestyle has allocated a major share of students leisure time. It is also necessary to mention that, deference's between social, cultural, and physical environments have caused differences between female and male student's leisure activities.

 
Keyword(s): LEISURE, RECREATION, SPORT
 
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