Jaunų dirbančių žmonių laisvalaikio motyvacija

Vilija Bitė Fominienė


Theoretical substantiation. The article explores the recreational value and importance of working in
human life, analysis of its association with human health and quality of life perception. Any human activity is
motivated,  so  the  analysis  of  effective  leisure  time,  determined  not  only  selected  leisure  activities,  but  also
reveals the need for the factors, which determine the choice of such activities.
The object of the survey was the choice of motivational factors in leisure.
The aim of study was to assess the determining factors of leisure motivation of young working people  
Method.  Organized  research  through  a  questionnaire  based  on  L.  G.  Pelletier  et  al.  (1991)  leisure
motivation scale. The sample consisted of 70 young working people from Kaunas city – 47 women and 23 men.
The  study  investigated  whether  young  working  people  have  enough  leisure  time,  what  are  its  forms  and
conducting research to evaluate the disclosure of their health. In determining what are the key motivating factors
behind the choice of leisure study comparing interpretations of gender and health research aspects of perception.
The study data were processed on the basis of mathematical statistics
Findings. The survey data suggests that young working people have more leisure time on weekends and
often  spends  it  passively  (reading,  watching  television).  Examination  of  the  leisure  motivation  of  the  youth
revealed that  most strongly  influenced  by the  choice  of  leisure  internal  motivation to  experience  stimulation,
i. e., targeted to the inner satisfaction, enjoyable activities that stimulate feelings of certain associations. Youth
groups, by gender dominated external motivation external regulation, external regulation motivation moved, the
internal motivation to know, that is these groups of people belonging to an external reward or avoid an external
punishment, reward or to avoid the inner interior penalty, to seek knowledge, explore, understand the relevant
issues. The analysis of young people's perceptions of their health status and the motivation of leisure activities to
those persons who are unable to assess their health status is at least apathetic choosing forms of leisure and are
sufficiently strong and determined to knowing what is going. Those persons who believe that there is poor health
status in the form of leisure for engaging external motivation identified regulation – they are important leisure
activities, and results are or will be useful, but it does not feel the inner satisfaction.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33607/elt.v1i1.183


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