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Research Paper | Physical Education | Philippines | Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019
Outdoor Recreation Activities of College Students in the University of Eastern Philippines
Nimfa F. Buedron EDD
Abstract: This study aimed to find out the outdoor recreation activities of college students in the University of Eastern Philippines. Specifically, it sought to find out the profile of the students respondents in terms of their age, sex and college where they were enrolled. It also looked into the activities done during the free time; favorite outdoor recreation; involvement in outdoor recreation; reasons for outdoor recreation participation; health benefits of outdoor recreation; and barriers in outdoor recreation participation. It was conducted for school year 2018-2019. It employed the descriptive method of research. The respondents of the study were the first year college students randomly selected from eight colleges of the university. A survey questionnaire was used in gathering the data. Frequency counts, percentages, ranks and weighted mean were used in this study. The findings revealed that a majority of the respondents belonged to age bracket of 18-19 (82.53 %), were dominated by females (68.07 %), from the college of education. Study revealed that free time were mostly used in watching movies and television, using gadgets and sleeping. Their favorite outdoor recreation were team sports, swimming and walking. Their involvement in outdoor recreation had a weighted mean of 2.45 which falls in the intervals of seldom involved. The reasons that students participated in outdoor recreation were to relax, to keep fit and healthy and to have fun. It obtained an overall mean of 4.29 which falls within the interval of very important. On the health benefits of outdoor recreation, it obtained a 4.49 overall mean interpreted as highly beneficial. The common barriers that hinders participation were I do not have the time, lack of recreational facilities, and I am always tired, with a total mean of 3.41 which falls within the mean interval of hindering.
Keywords: outdoor recreation, free time, involvement, barrier
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019,
Pages: 1029 - 1032