Pattern of Leisure Activity Involvement of Academic and Non-Academic Staff in Tertiary Institutions in Ondo State, Nigeria

  • Alla Joseph Babalola Physical and Health Education Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile, Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
  • Ajibua Michael Alayode Sport Centre, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
Keywords: leisure-time, physical activity, social organizations, special project works, culture and value system

Abstract

Leisure signifies individual’s choice to spend his/her discretionary time fulfilling certain interest or needs or performing a gratifying experience for the sake of wellness or personal development. The aim of this study was to look into the pattern of leisure activity involvement among academic and non-academic staff in tertiary institution in Ondo State. For the purpose of the study, 40 academic and 40 non-academic staff were selected from each of the five Government-owned tertiary institutions in the state using purposive sampling techniques. Thus, total respondents were 400. An instrument tagged, “Pattern of Leisure Involvement Questionnaire (PLIQ)” was used to collect data on the pattern of leisure activity involvement among staff .The data gathered from the subjects through the questionnaire was analyzed using descriptive (mean, standard deviation and standard error) and inferential statistics (t-test). The findings showed that academic and non-academic staff in tertiary institutions in Ondo State participated in leisure-time physical activity differently. The differences in the pattern observed in this study have implication for implementation of physical activity programme planning and promotion strategies among the staff of tertiary institutions.
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