Title

The Relationships Among Leisure Participation, Leisure Satisfaction, and Life Satisfaction of College Students in Taiwan

Date of Degree

5-2003

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Program

Education

Advisor

Bill Carleton

Advisor

Jessica C. Kimmel

Advisor

Annette E. Craven

Advisor

Joseph W. Eyles

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among leisure participation, leisure satisfaction, and life satisfaction of college students in Taiwan. This study also examined these three factors as they related to the two variables of college rank and gender. By determining the relationship, if any. a more accurate picture of leisure involvement could be determined. A stratified random sample of 470 students enrolled during the 2002 fall semester at the Aletheia University in Taiwan was drawn from a list of potential participants provided by the university's Registrar's Office. The response rate was 78%. Respondents were administered an instrument consisting of the Leisure Participation Scale, the Leisure Satisfaction Scale, the Life Satisfaction Index-Z. and a demographic questionnaire. The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was used to determine the relationships among leisure participation, leisure satisfaction, and life satisfaction. Also, the independent-samples t test was used to examine the differences between variables of college rank and gender in relation to leisure participation, leisure satisfaction, and life satisfaction. Additionally, the Cronbach alpha coefficient test was used to examine the reliability of the study instrument. The results of this study indicated significant relationships existed among leisure participation, leisure satisfaction, and life satisfaction of college students in Taiwan. The results also showed that significant differences existed between college rank and leisure participation, as well as between gender and leisure participation. The results of this study supported other research on the relationship of leisure participation and leisure satisfaction to other facets of life.

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