Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Physical Education
Statement of Problem
It Is the purpose of this study to determine whether the recreation program of Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College Is meeting the new leisure in the terms of the young people* s activities and interests and the accepted standards of the present day. These standards are: (1) to determine the activities (social, cultural, and physical) in which they were participating (2) to find out the activities in which they would like to participate in but for lack of facilities (3) to survey the existing facilities for recreation in the school (4) to learn if possible, whether there were any outstanding differences in the activities in which they were interested (5) after compiling the data secured in this survey, the author proposes to make recommendations for a better future use of the available facilities, based on the information gained. He hopes to be able to make some suggestions concerning facilities which are needed further to broaden a program to meet the demands of the leisure in the terms of the young people's activities and interests and the accepted standards of the present day.
Validation Of The Problem
When preparing to make a study of any phase of the leisure time problems, the investigator must consider that period through which this great nation passed while in the early stages of development. At that time there was no place for activities which did not materially benefit society or the individual in the struggle for survival an* existence, the economic life of the people was such a vital factor that there was no place for activities which did not tend to alleviate this situation. There was, therefore, no place for a great many activities purely for recreational benefits.
W, J. Nicks
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Britton, L. M. (1950). A Survey Of The Leisure Time Activities Of The Male Students Of Prairie View Agricultural And Mechanical College With Suggestions For Improvements. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/557