Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(3), pp. 622 - 631
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040322
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The Relationship between Leisure Satisfaction and Happiness among College Students

Sabri Kaya *
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Kirikkale University, Turkey


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the participation of college students in leisure activities and their level of leisure satisfaction on their happiness based on various parameters. A total of 1464 (females= 800, males= 664, ages ranging from 18 to 27 years) college students participated in the study. Study was conducted college students in Turkey between March and July, 2014. Data were collected using previously validated questionnaires namely Leisure Satisfaction Scale (LSS), Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (LTEQ) and Oxford Happiness Scale (QHS). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques (frequency, arithmetic average, standard deviation), t-test, MANOVA, ANOVA and Pearson Correlation. According to analyses of scores of the Leisure Satisfaction Scale (LSS), the lowest average based on this factor was in the "Physical" dimension while the highest one was in the "Relaxation". The sub-dimension scores of "Educational," "Relaxation," "Physical" and "Aesthetic" was found significantly differences in terms of gender. Except for the "Physical" sub-dimension, in which a significant difference was detected, the average scores of female participants in the other three sub-dimensions were higher than male ones. Overall, a significant and positive relationship was found between all dimensions of leisure satisfaction on happiness.

Leisure Activity, Leisure Satisfaction, Happiness, College Student

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Sabri Kaya . "The Relationship between Leisure Satisfaction and Happiness among College Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.3 (2016) 622 - 631. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040322.