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A consideration of Leisure Time Spent by Students at Islamic Azad Universities Nationwide-Iran

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Author(s): Forough Fattahi Masrour | Fereydoun Tondnevis | Seyed Amir Ahmad Mozafari

Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences
ISSN 2222-6990

Volume: 02;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 01;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Leisure time | university | sports | Iran

ABSTRACT
The present paper considered the leisure time spent by students at all Islamic Azad Universities in Iran with a focus on physical activities. The statistical population comprised all university undergraduate students in 14 districts in the 2010-11 academic years. The sample was 3,500 people selected through multi-stage cluster sampling. The measurement instruments was a questionnaire conducted by Tondnevis (1996) with the Cronbach’s alpha of 0.85. We applied Friedman ANOVA and t-independent groups for statistical analysis. Results showed the average leisure time of students was 2.7 hours, but there was no significant difference between boys and girls. Average leisure time of students during the summer of was 6 to 12 hours and the average for women was significantly more than men.

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