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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2017, 10(11): 85-94 Back to browse issues page
A Study of the Ways of Spending Leisure Time and Its Related Variables in the Students of Qom University of Medical Sciences in 2015, Iran
Parisa Sarraf1, Narges Mohammadsalehi1, fatemeh kheyrollahi1, zahra rahimi1, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi *2
1- Qom University of Medical Sciences
2- Qom University of Medical Sciences , beigi60@gmail.com
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Background and Objectives: Leisure time is an opportunity allowing a person to fill his/her time with mental or entertaining activity according to his/her interest and incentive, when he/she is relatively free. The current study aimed to assess and prioritize the activities of the students of Qom University of Medical Sciences in their leisure time.

Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study was conducted on 405 students of Qom University of Medical Sciences in 2015. A total of 325 students were selected using random stratified sampling method. Data were collected by a researcher-made questionnaire, which its reliability and validity had been confirmed. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi-square test.

Results: Ninety percent of the students had leisure time during the day, which was more than 1 hour in 78% of them. The most important priorities of the students for spending their leisure time was recreation and having fun in 261 subjects (70.5%), rest in 239 (64.6%), using social networks in 239 (64.6%), reading non-school related materials in 229 (61.9%), reading school related materials in 220 (59.5%), sport in 201 (54.3%), and using game software in 193 (52.2%), among which, reading school related materials was significantly different between males and females (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, most of the students of Qom University of Medical Sciences do not make effective use of cell phone, social networks, and computer games. Also, sport and studying activities have not considerable place in their leisure activities, which necessitates providing accurate planning.

Keywords: Sports, Adolescents, Leisure activities, Exercise, Social suppor
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: بهداشت عمومی
Received: 2016/04/30 | Accepted: 2016/09/25 | Published: 2017/01/24
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Sarraf P, Mohammadsalehi N, kheyrollahi F, rahimi Z, Mohammadbeigi A. A Study of the Ways of Spending Leisure Time and Its Related Variables in the Students of Qom University of Medical Sciences in 2015, Iran. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2017; 10 (11) :85-94
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