Proceedings of The International Conference on Social Sciences in the 21st Century
Influences of Korean Elementary Schoolers’ Playfulness on Leisure Lifestyles
Hyoung-Kil Kang and Sunhwan Hwang
The purpose of this study is to elucidate the relationship between Korean elementary schoolers’ playfulness and leisure lifestyles. Questionnaires were administered to 300 Korean elementary school students in five elementary schools, and 278 collected questionnaires were used for data analysis. Exploratory factor analysis, correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis were conducted using SPSS 18.0. Multiple regression analyses showed that emotional fluidity playfulness positively influenced reasonable plan, sensory pursue, and relationship centered leisure lifestyles and negatively influenced indifferent leisure lifestyles. Physical animation playfulness positively influenced reasonable plan, sensory pursue, and relationship centered leisure lifestyles. Humorous perspective playfulness positively influenced work-centered leisure lifestyles. Mental spontaneity playfulness positively influenced relationship centered leisure lifestyles. The findings indicated that playfulness is an important predictor of leisure lifestyles. In discussion section, theoretical and practical implications are provided.
Keywords: playfulness, leisure lifestyles, Korean elementary schoolers, happiness.