Journal of
Physical Education and Sport Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Phys. Educ. Sport Manag.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6486
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPESM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 78

Full Length Research Paper

Leisure attitude, perceived freedom in leisure within married couples

Merve Beyza AKGUL
  • Merve Beyza AKGUL
  • Gazi University Physical Education and Sports College Recreation Training, Ankara and 06500, Turkey.
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  • Ezgi ERTUZUN
  • Selcuk University Physical Education and Sports College Recreation Training, Konya and 42100 , Turkey.
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  •  Received: 13 February 2015
  •  Accepted: 02 June 2015
  •  Published: 30 June 2015


Studies show that most people see marriage and children as an important part of their future, and view marriage as playing a crucial role in meeting their needs for companionship and emotional security.  One of the factors found to play an important role in marriage is leisure which may influence and strengthen married couples interaction. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between Perceived Freedom in Lesiure and Leisure Attitude within married couples. The sampling of the study consisted of a total of 206 married lecturers enrolled in Gazi and Selcuk University. Participants completed the Leisure Attitude (LAS), Perceived Freedom in Leisure (PFL) Scales. In conclusion, it was found that there was a positive linear relationship between perceived freedom in leisure and leisure attitude subscale (Cognitive, Affective, Behavioural) scores for married couples. Furthermore, Leisure attitude affects perceived freedom leisure positively and significantly within married couples (R=0.615). Married couples’ leisure attitude explained 38 % of their perceived freedom in leisure.


Key words: Leisure, leisure attitude, perceived freedom in leisure, married couples.