NATURE OF SPENDING LEISURE TIME AMONG THE COLLEGE STUDENTS AND ITS EFFECTS ON THEIR MENTAL HEALTH

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Soumen Das
Pranab Barman
Pranab Barman

Keywords

Nature, Leisure Time, Activities, College Students, Effects, Mental Health

Abstract

Purposes of the Study: Through the present study the investigators have tried to study the nature of activities of college-level students by which they were spending their leisure time. And to find out the effects of the nature of spending leisure time on the mental health of the students is another important purpose of the present study.


Methodology: The investigators used the Descriptive Survey method for the present study. The Random sampling technique has been used for the selection of the sample. The investigators used two self-made questionnaires, one for measuring leisure time activities and another one for measuring mental health. For the analysis of data Mean, S.D., ‘t’ test, ANOVA and graph have been used in the present study.


Major Findings of the Study: The overall results of the study explored that the college students were spending their leisure time differently by their own choices. Among them who were spending their leisure time pleasantly were comparatively more mentally healthy than those students who spent their leisure time unpleasantly. It is revealed that those students who spent their leisure time by doing different types of physical and social activities were comparatively more mentally healthy than those students who didn’t perform any physical and social activities in their leisure time. It is also explored that the time duration of spending leisure hours significantly affected the mental health condition of the students. Lastly, another important finding has come out through the present study that more time spending on entertainment activities negatively affects the mental health of the college level students.


Implications: The findings of the study can be used for maintaining the mental health conditions of the college students as well as school level students and general people also who are spending their leisure time sufficiently or insufficiently.


Novelty: One very interesting thing found in the present study that is more time spending on entertainment activities negatively affects the mental health conditions of the college level students.

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