Title

Postmodern values and leisure in young Spanish university students: an exploratory study

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Águila, C, Sicilia-Camacho, A, Tejada, AJR, Delgado-Noguera, MA & Gard, M 2008, 'Postmodern values and leisure in young Spanish university students: an exploratory study', Leisure Sciences, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 275–292.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01490400802165032

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Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This article reports exploratory research about tendencies toward postmaterialism in university students. This paper used the theoretical framework proposed by Inglehart regarding three categories of leisure: postmaterialist, materialist and common. Students from a Spanish university (N = 1036) completed questionnaires that evaluated their materialist-postmaterialist values, how often they practiced the activities included in each category of leisure and the motivational factors involved in them. The results revealed that university students showed a tendency toward postmaterialism. Further, relationships were found between materialist-postmaterialist values and categories of leisure. This study results suggested that the tendency toward postmaterialist values may be a factor in structuring the leisure patterns of young Spanish university students.