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NUNES, Maiana Farias Oliveira; PIRES, Jeferson Gervasio; AZEVEDO, Maria Cecília  and  HUTZ, Claudio Simon. Satisfaction and autonomy in leisure activities among college students. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2014, vol.16, n.1, pp. 91-103. ISSN 1516-3687.

Leisure activities are defined individually and influenced by the culture and social issues. They are also directed for satisfying personal needs and the attainment of pleasure. Describing leisure activities can help constructing and planning professional interventions that focus on healthy leisure activities and also help planning public policies. Data collection was conducted through the internet, with 273 students, who lived at many different Brazilian states. The concept of leisure is linked to the time free of obligations and the choice for leisure activities is related with variables such as gender, working status, if have children and socio-economic self-perception. The information is discussed considering how people interpret the leisure, their motivations and satisfaction with these choices.

Keywords : leisure; college students; life quality; daily activities; leisure time.

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