THE STRUCTURING OF RECREATIONAL INTERESTS
Author: Nias, David K. B.
Source: Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, Volume 5, Number 2, 1977 , pp. 383-388(6)
Publisher: Scientific Journal Publishers
Abstract:Ratings for degree of interest in hobbies, TV programs, reading topics and sports, together with the leisure activities they encouraged in their children, were obtained from 1270 adults. Ten relatively independent factors, with a fair degree of similarity across sex, were arrived at by principal component methods. The analysis was carried out on individual items rather than a priori scores, and the subjects were required to rate only those activities with which they were familiar. The factors were more specific than those identified previously, with normally combined interests such as entertainment and films emerging as separate components. As a first step towards identifying the characteristics of people with different interests, the relationship of each factor to personality and demographic variables was investigated.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1977
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