Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


An analysis of the Leisure-Time Interest of the Children, Teen-Agers, and Adults is a problem of current value due to the changing patterns in the use of leisure time since World War II. The use of leisure time is important, since clean, wholesome fun and pleasure act as a physical, mental and spiritual stimulus driving one forward to greater and more worth-while accomplishments.

Before we can know whether the leisure-time interests of a community are conducive to good citizenship, and whether the recreational organizations, if any exist, can make imporvements, we must ask and find the answer to the question "What do they do during their leisure time?"

Before we can determine the leisure-time interest of the children, teen-agers and adults, we need to ask and find the answers to the questions: "How and to what extent do their leisure-time interests differ? Are the differences properly attributable to their varying ages?" Another item would be the influence of the economic and cultural background to be considered in the people's choice of leisure-time activities.

The interest of the people determine the pattern their leisure-time activities will follow. The authorities must know what the people do with their leisure time and some of the factors which influence their choice of leisure-time activities before they can attempt to provide a recreational program.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Henry A. Bullock

Committee Member

J. M. Drew


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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