An Examination of the Workplace and Out of Workplace Leisure Behaviors of Academic Staff

Volume 7 - Issue 4 (Special Issue)
Umit Dogan Ustun NURULLAH EMİR EKİNCİ AKAY SÜNER BUKET AYDEMİR
Pages: 195-202 Download Count : 53 View Count: 50 DOI Number 10.17220/ijpes.2020.04.018 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This study aimed to examine the workplace and out of workplace leisure behaviors of the academic staff according to age and academic title. The study was designed as a cross-sectional quantitative study. 229 teaching academic staff from Hatay Mustafa Kemal University participated in the research voluntarily. To obtain data, workplace and out of workplace leisure behaviors scales were used. Özçelik initially developed the scales in 2017. The first scale has four factors and 16 items which evaluate workplace leisure activities. The second scale has for factors and 19 items which evaluate out of workplace activities. The data was analyzed with SPSS 22 for Windows. To analyze data first Cronbach’s Alpha was calculated and normality assumptions were checked. One-way ANOVA was used at a 95% confidence level as the hypothesis test. According to analysis results, both workplace and out of workplace leisure behaviors of the academic staff significantly changed according to age and academic title. As a conclusion this study showed that the most inlying workplace leisure activity for the participants was "activities related to non-business reading," and the most distal activity was mental activities. On the other hand, the most inlying out of workplace leisure activity was internet-based activities, and the most distal activity was Society based activities". Besides, these preferences differed significantly according to age and academic title.

Keywords

  • Free-time; Work; Workplace; Leisure attitude
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