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Socio-demographic factors influencing leisure attitude among undergraduate students at a South African university
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The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of various socio-demographic factors on leisure attitude among undergraduate students. A survey questionnaire was used to collect data from a sample of 430 undergraduate students enrolled at a South African university during the first semester of 2014. Leisure attitude was measured using the Leisure Attitude Scale by Ragheb and Beard (1982). Descriptive statistics and a binary logistic regression were used to analyse the data. Results showed that factors such students' expenditure, race, mode of transport to and from campus age, and level of study have a significant influence on leisure attitude among students. There was no statistical evidence supporting the effect of place of residence during school time, gender and field of study on leisure attitude status. This study concluded that socio-demographic factors do not only influence leisure attitude but may also affect the level of participation in leisure activities.