Leisure Time Spending Tendencies of University Students: The Case of TRNC
The Case of TRNC
Abstract: Nowadays, the significance of leisure time is increasing in our daily life. In addition to entertainment and relaxation, individuals can make use of their leisure time as self-developed and productive. This study aims to reveal the leisure time trends of university students. The population of the research consists of students studying at Girne American University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Research participants consisted of 582 university students. One hundred thirteen of the participants are men, and 81 of them are women. The survey technique utilized, which is one of the field research methods, was applied to collect the research data. SPSS 22.00 package program was used in the analysis of the study. As a result of the research, it was seen that the participants mostly preferred passive activities. Furthermore, it was concluded that the crucial thing concerning the students participating in the study from the governments of TRNC and local administrations to make the most of their free time is the opening of more leisure time areas. In line with the opinions of the participants, it was concluded that the leisure time opportunities offered by the government and local administrations of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for students are not sufficient. These results highlight the importance of leisure activities for successful individuals throughout their life span.
Keywords: Leisure, Leisure time spending, University students, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus