The Leisure Behavior of the Turkish Prospective Teachers

  •  Nese Aslan    
  •  Belgin Arslan Cansever    


This study focused on prospective teachers’ leisure behaviors. For this purpose, 47 fourth grade undergraduate students in Faculty of Education in Ege University, Izmir, Turkey participated. A qualitative research design was used in the study. In the process of analysing the data, Greimas’Actant Model as one of the analysing models in Semiology was utilized. This model has been used for the first time in Turkey as an analytical tool applied in leisure literature. It is based on the logical relationships to disaggregate an action into six Actant components. The interview technique assessed the individuals. Miles and Huberman’s measurements were used for reliability and validity, and the conformity was found to be 89%. The results of this research study (1) suggest a primary leisure participation in Turkey within the traditional norms and values of society, and (2) within it, the traditional differentiating role for gender.

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