The Relationship Between Leisure Crafting, Job Finding Anxiety and Life Satisfaction

Ömer Faruk YAZICI, Mustafa Barış SOMOĞLU, Mehmet ÖZTAŞ, Bahar GÜLER


The aim of this study was to determine the leisure crafting, job finding anxiety and life satisfaction levels of the students studying in the faculty of sport sciences according to some demographic variables and to determine the relationship between the variables. The study employed the relational survey model. The research group consisted of 458 (Meanage.=21,53±2,06) people who were determined via simple sampling method and who were studying at the Faculty of Sport Sciences. The study used "Leisure Crafting Scale (LCS)", "Sport Sciences Students' Job Finding Anxiety Scale (JFAS)" and "Life Satisfaction Scale (LSS)". t-test and ANOVA tests were applied to assess the levels of LCS, JFAS and SSS according to various demographic characteristics of the participants. Furthermore, the research model that was developed in order to investigate the relationship between the scales was assessed using the Structural Equation Model (SEM) test. The results of the research showed that there was a no significant difference according to the “gender” variable in the scores of LCS, JFAS and LSS in the t-test results, but showed a significant difference according to the "participation in the development seminar" variable. With respect to the ANOVA results, it was determined that there was a significant difference in the scores of LCS, JFAS and LSS according to the variables of “income level" and "type of leisure time utilization". Additionally, the hypotheses developed within the confines of the study model were confirmed based on the findings of the SEM analysis. Accordingly, it was observed that the variance rate in which leisure crafting accounted for life satisfaction was 45% (R2 = ,45, p = ,001), which was -25% when it came to accounting for job finding anxiety (R2 = ,-25, p = ,001). As a result, it can be concluded that leisure crafting, job finding anxiety and life satisfaction levels vary depending on a variety of demographic parameters, and life satisfaction levels of students are affected by leisure crafting and job finding anxiety.

Keywords: Anxiety, Leisure Crafting, Satisfaction, Student

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