Leisure Patterns Among Nigerian University Lecturers: the Potential for Leisure Education in Industries

T.V. Bakare
2013 IOSR Journal of Sports and Physical Education  
Regular leisure activities obviously have their health benefits and effect on productivity and when adults do not have enough of leisure activities or rest, there are bound to be negative repercussions. University lecturers are expected to perform optimally, but there are mitigating circumstances like external stressors and inadequate provision of facilities that may lead to stress and, if not well managed, can affect the productivity level. This survey was conducted on Lecturers in Nigerian
more » ... rers in Nigerian Universities where 250 were randomly selected from six Nigerian Universities cutting across Private, Federal and State Universities. Five research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested. A set of researcher-designed and validated questionnaire 'Questionnaire on Lecturers' Leisure Time Activities' (QLLTA) were used to collect data. Analysis was done using percentages, Chi-Squared and Factorial analysis. Results show a somewhat adequate awareness of leisure time activities and provision of facilities; however Lecturers cited work and time constraints and family responsibilities as possible deterrents to participating in leisure activities. The introduction of specialists like leisure counselors, among others, was recommended to conduct leisure education.
doi:10.9790/0837-0120108 fatcat:roljustr6rbvjhsmtfbomgipwm