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Authors: Pushpendra Kumar
Advisor: Dr. B. Jirli
Title: LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES OF THE RURAL YOUTH – CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Publisher: Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Series/Report no.: P0125;
Agrotags: Rural youth, critical analysis, leisure time activities, personal and socio-economic characteristics, interest pattern, strategy
Abstract: The distinction between “work time”, “committed time” and “leisure time” is some time difficult to make and some activities are not easy to separate. For example, cooking for a family every day may be seen as a real work chore, by a housewife but it might be seen as an enjoyable leisure pastime by those, who are not compelled to do it every day. The same activity may be work for one person and yet not work for another. (Dumazedier, 1960). Uttar Pradesh state was selected purposively as the investigator belongs to this state and well acquainted with the respondent’s culture and the population of the youth also higher as compared to other states (Census 2011). Out of 75 districts, only one districts i.e., Hardoi was selected purposively for the present study because of convenience and time factor. The district of Hardoi is administratively divided in 19 CD Blocks. Since the proposed study in depth and comprehensive one block namely Behandar were selected randomly. The selected C.D. Block Behandar and their 5 villages’ respondents/ youth were randomly selected. These selected villagers have been presented further. The respondents are main source of data. Firstly, the lists of rural youth of five villages were prepared according to possession of land of their family/youth. Thereafter they were classified in three groups. High, Medium and low, which were treated as strata of the youths, further, the youth of each strata were selected in ratio proportion of their population for making the total sample of 200 respondents only one youth was selected in each family. It is concluded that the majority of the rural youth of district Hardoi had participated most in the household activities and the considerable amount of leisure hours were found available with them. These leisure hours were utilized mostly playing games, family obligations, shopping, travelling, resting, electronic media entertainment, attend ceremonies visit friends and neighbor, radio listening, TV watching and mobile chatting . The data had reveals that the relationship between respondents and their utilization pattern was positively related with education, caste, family size, land holding, income material possession, social participation and communication behaviour. Family size and occupation are negatively correlated with utilization of leisure hours with the respondents. With the utilization pattern of Leisure Hours, education, land holding, Income and Material possession showed significant effect. Therefore it may be concluded that the rural youth has considerable leisure hours with may be utilized as per their interest pattern in productive purposes.
Description: Ph. D.
Issue Date: 2015
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