Analyzing the differences in the leisure benefit perceptions of male and female high school students with different leisure choices


  • Umit Dogan Üstün Hatay Mustafa Kemal University
  • Abdurrahman Topal Gaziantep University Health Sciences Institute Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Ozan Yılmaz Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University Institute of Post-graduate Education, Department of Recreation Management, Recreation Management PhD Candidate, Ankara, Turkey
  • Beyza Özer Kocaeli University Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Sports Sciences PhD Candidate, Kocaeli, Turkey



leisure, leisure activities, recreation, student, leisure benefit


This study aimed to analyze perceived leisure benefits of male and female high school students who had different leisure choices. The study was designed as a cross-sectional quantitative study and 335 high school students consisted study sample. In the study to collect data, the Turkish version of the Leisure Benefit Scale was used. The scale has three factors such as physical, psychological, and sociological leisure benefits. The data were analyzed with SPSS 23. Cronbach Alpha was calculated for internal consistency, the One-Sample Kolmogorov Smirnov test was used to check normality, and the Kruskal Wallis test was used to determine the differences between males and females at a 95% confidence level. As a result, this study showed no significant difference in the variable leisure benefit for male participants, on the other hand, significant differences emerged in favor of female participants who chose sports and exercise as a leisure activity.