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

Authors

  • Umit Dogan Ustun HATAY MUSTAFA KEMAL UNIVERSITY
  • NURULLAH EMİR EKİNCİ YALOVA UNIVERSITY
  • AKAY SÜNER HATAY MUSTAFA KEMAL UNIVERSITY
  • BUKET AYDEMİR HATAY MUSTAFA KEMAL UNIVERSITY

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17220/ijpes.2020.04.018

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.

Published

2020-09-01