International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Study Papers | Humanities | Thailand | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

Exploring the Recreational Activities Types of Thai Adolescent

Noppamash Suvachart

Abstract: This paper aims to study the recreational activities preference of Thai adolescent target groups. The data come from 544 questionnaires that were self-administered. The respondents were 15-24 years old. The results showed top five activities preference of food tasting (=4.54), walking exercise (=4.48), photography (=4.36), activities for nature and environment (=4.33), and activities for income (=4.30). When factors were calculated from the correlation matrix and then combined the variables with the same correlation score in the same component with factor loading >0.50. As a result of factor analysis four underlying types were identified by extraction of preference factors with eigen value>1.208 using principal components as the extraction method. The results obtained from this test indicate a high level of internal consistency. Barlett's test of sphericity and calculation of Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) statistics indicated if data appeared to be suitable for the identification of orthogonal factor dimensions. A total of 17 items from the factor analysis resulted in four activities preference groupings and explained 53.290% of the total variance. The final results of the factor analysis indicated four different types, these typologies of recreational activities were named, "Outdoor activities," "Social activities," "Enjoyment activities", and "Soft activities".

Keywords: Adolescent, Recreational, Activity

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,

Pages: 627 - 630

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