Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science


This thesis aims to be a practical guide for the developing of hobbles and leisure time enjoyment for the adolescent. A wide variety of conditions have been considered, Including why they are necessary, benefits to be derived by the practice of such, and present significance of activities. Hie hobbies and leisure time enjoyments advocated have been selected from many sources. The classification and arrangement of the hobbles and leisure time enjoyment have been made with the steadfast purpose of putting them into the most useable form. In short, this thesis aims to bring together all activities that an adolescent may make a hobby or engage in during leisure. Throughout the centuries human beings have been dreaming of the time when they should be emancipated from continuous toil. Adolescent dream and think of this more than any other persons. For at this age they want to be free to participate in unlimited activities. Be the task school-work, housework, or occupational, when it is over they need to engage in some wholesome activity Hobbles are as old as civilization Man has always found more enjoyment in some particular or one specific thing than any other "Hobbies originated in the childhood of the race" Some people think them modern because they are just being developed to the high point of organization and skill In which we know them. No one can point to a particular date and say, "The desire or need for hobbies and leisure time enjoyment began here." They have grown out of play, games, and interest the question discussed so widely Not until January 1930, did we see any systematic work being done. This was started by the National Educational Association.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. C. Preston

Committee Member

G.V. Banks

Committee Member

G.V. Banks


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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