PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS OF ESTIMATES OF EFFECTS OF RECREATION

Predrag Dragosavljević, Gorana Tešanović, Goran Bošnjak, Vujica Živković

For a proper understanding of the contents of recreation in the everyday lives of people in general, as well as in certain social groups within which the certain recreational activities are carried out, it is necessary to consider the most important factors that influence and determine directly or indirectly man in relation to recreation. Since it is likely that a number of factors determines commitment of individual to engage in recreational activities, it is expected that the very evaluation recreation effects will be different, both in scope and intensity, because people differ in a number of social - experiental and personal characteristics. Given that in our society tremendous changes occurred, it is very interesting to correlate psychological and sociological factors as drivers of certain recreational facilities and activities. Performing of these activities the specific needs of individuals are satisfied as well as society at all. This research was conducted with the aim to review the assessments of the effects of recreation in the interconnectedness of psychological and social factors. The research was conducted on a sample of 553 participants, residents of the western part of the Republic of Srpska, of which 132 participants did not engage in recreation, 169 of them are engaged in recreation occasionally, and 252 subjects engaged in recreational activities regularly. This study used questionnaire for assessing the effects of recreation and scale for testing the general attitude towards recreation. The survey showed that participants estimate that for them the greatest effect recreation "in health", and the smallest effect "in fashion and contemporary trends", that is half the participants significant source of differences in the assessment of the effects of recreation, and that, regardless of place of residence, is dominated by an assessment of the significance of recreation for health. Global overview of the results shows that among the participants prevailed moderately positive and vacillating attitude toward recreation.

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