ISSP2007: Leisure Time and Sports I

2017-03-12T22:38:56Z (GMT) by Philip Gendall
<p>The 17th of 20 years of <a href="http://www.issp.org">International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)</a> surveys within New Zealand by Professor Philip Gendall, Department of Marketing, Massey University.</p><p>A verbose rundown on topics covered follows.</p><p>Leisure time: activities and satisfaction. The meaning of time and leisure, and its relation to work and other spheres of life. Sport/game activities and subjective functions of sport and games. Sociological aspects of sports. Social and political participation. Social determinants and consequences of leisure.</p><p>Frequency of leisure activities in respondent’s free time; main purpose of free time activities; enjoyment from reading books, getting together with friends, taking part in physical activities, and watching TV or DVDs; motivation for leisure time activities: establishing useful contacts, relaxing, and developing skills in free time.</p><p>Frequency of feeling bored, feeling rushed, and thinking about work during free time; preference for sharing time with other people or being alone; wishes for: more time in a paid job, more time doing household work, more time with family, and more time in leisure activities; number of nights the respondent stayed away from home for holiday or social visits; days of leave from work; most frequent exercises or physical activity.</p><p>Preferred type of games rather than sports; most important reasons for taking part in sports or games: physical or mental health, meeting other people, competing against others or physical attractiveness; most frequently watched sport on TV; feeling of national pride when respondent’s country does well at international sports or games competition; attitudes towards sport (scale); social and political participation; trust in people; interest in politics; reasons for staying away from doing free time activities: lack of facilities nearby, lack of money and time, personal health or responsibility to take care of someone; perception of happiness; estimation of personal health.</p><p> Whether the day before questioning was a working-day or a holiday; time of getting up and going to sleep on the day before; height and weight of respondent; wishes to gain or to lose weight; conception of an ideal shape of a man and a women on the bases of presented pictures.</p><p>Demography: Sex; age; marital status; steady life partner; years of schooling; highest education level; country specific education and degree; current employment status (respondent and partner); hours worked weekly; occupation (ISCO 1988) (respondent and partner); supervising function at work; working for private or public sector or self-employed (respondent and partner); if self-employed: number of employees; trade union membership; earnings of respondent (country specific); family income (country specific); size of household; household composition; party affiliation (left-right); country specific party affiliation; participation in last election; religious denomination; religious main groups; attendance of religious services; self-placement on a top-bottom scale; region (country specific); size of community (country specific); type of community: urban-rural area; country of origin or ethnic group affiliation. Additionally coded: administrative mode of data-collection; weighting factor; case substitution.</p>