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1- Faculty of Sports Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Türkiye. , tebessum@gazi.edu.tr
2- Faculty of Sports Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Türkiye.
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Background. The study involves determining individuals' intrinsic leisure motivations and experience preferences for recreation when using various recreational areas such as family life centers.
Objectives. The study aims to analyze intrinsic leisure motivation and recreation experience preference in individuals attending family life centers.
Methods. The study was conducted with 240 participants who participated in recreational activities in Family Life Centers in Ankara. Data were collected by face-to-face survey method. In addition to the demographic data form, "Intrinsic Leisure Motivation Scale" and "Recreation Experience Preference Scale" were collected. As a result of the analysis, parametric tests were applied since it was determined that the data showed normal distribution. Descriptive statistics, independent samples t-test, one-way variance analysis ANOVA, and Tukey test were used to determine the relationships between groups.
Results. The findings indicate that the participants' intrinsic leisure motivation scores are high and their recreation experience preference scores are similarly high. There are statistically significant differences between the participants' gender, age, education level, daily leisure duration, and efficient use of leisure and measurement tools.
Conclusion. It is suggested that various variables of the participants participating in recreational activities in family centers differentiate their intrinsic leisure motivation and recreational experience preferences, so it is recommended that programs that will make their motivation and preference factors sustainable should be continued in the centers.
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APPLICABLE REMARKS
  • It should be taken into consideration that intrinsic motivation is an important variable in recreational participation, and at the same time, recreation experience preference is also a significant factor. Therefore, it can be ensured that recreation programs can be organized in this direction by evaluating the relevant variables in different recreational field participation.
  • In addition, the effects of recreation experience preference and intrinsic motivation on each other and the relationship between them can be investigated with different sample groups.
  • Studies can be expanded by conducting similar research in different geographical locations.
  • At the same time, in addition to the quantitative research method, qualitative data can be obtained and the perspectives of the participants can be included by obtaining their opinions in the study.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Psychology and its Related Branches
Received: 2023/12/11 | Accepted: 2024/02/17

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