Influence of perceived family environment on adolescent leisure participation
Taylor & Francis
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Psychology and Social Science
The purpose of the present study was to examine if, and to what extent, the family environment can influence adolescent leisure participation. Measures of leisure participation, leisure satisfaction and with whom adolescents participate during leisure activities plus the Family Environment Scale (FES) Form R were administered to 313 high school students between 13 and 16 years of age. The results demonstrated a relationship between leisure activity and with whom adolescents participated, that the time spent in leisure activities and the amount of satisfaction gained was linked to the activities that gender predicted the types of leisure activities preferred, and that the satisfaction of the adolescent's leisure needs is related to the type of perceived family environment.