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Out-of-School Time Activities as Assets
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Today’s Teenager Spend more time in leisure activities Than in “productive” school activities Spend more time alone Than with family members Spend 4 times as many hours at part-time jobs As they do on homework
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Adolescents and Leisure Average middle-class U.S. teen Bored 25% of the time Leisure is seldom reported as boring Occupies more of teen’s waking hours than school and work combined
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Adolescents and Leisure Leisure activities include Socializing with friends Playing sports and games Watching television and listening to music Surfing the internet and playing video games Practicing a musical instrument Shopping Extracurricular (school-based) activities
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Adolescents and Leisure Distinction between Leisure and other activities Leisure activities: chosen by teens Time at school and work: dictated by others Experience Sampling Method Adolescents’ state of mind is more positive in structure leisure than when in classes or with friends
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Constructive Activities vs. Unconstructive Activities
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PYSC 521 taught by Professor Dr.zarrett during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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