Dataset: Leisure Time and Sports - ISSP 2007

Abstract

Leisure time: activities and satisfaction.
The meaning of time and leisure, and its relation to work and other spheres of life. Sport/game activities and subjective functions of sport and games. Sociological aspects of sports. Social and political participation. Social determinants and consequences of leisure.

Themes:
Frequency of leisure activities in respondent's free time; main purpose of free time activities; enjoyment from reading books, getting together with friends, taking part in physical activities, and watching TV or DVDs; motivation for leisure time activities: establishing useful contacts, relaxing, and developing skills in free time; frequency of feeling bored, feeling rushed, and thinking about work during free time; preference for sharing time with other people or being alone; wishes for: more time in a paid job, more time doing household work, more time with family, and more time in leisure activities; number of nights the respondent stayed away from home for holiday or social visits; days of leave from work; most frequent exercises or physical activity; preferred type of games rather than sports; most important reasons for taking part in sports or games: physical or mental health, meeting other people, competing against others or physical attractiveness; most frequently watched sport on TV; feeling of national pride when respondent's country does well at international sports or games competition; attitudes towards sport (scale); social and political participation; trust in people; interest in politics; reasons for staying away from doing free time activities: lack of facilities nearby, lack of money and time, personal health or responsibility to take care of someone; perception of happiness; estimation of personal health.

Optional items (not stated in all countries):
The day before questioning was a working-day or a holiday; time of getting up and going to sleep on the day before; height and weight of respondent; wishes to gain or to lose weight; conception of an ideal shape of a man and a women on the bases of presented pictures.

Demography:
sex; age; marital status; steady life partner; years of schooling; highest education level; country specific education and degree; current employment status (respondent and partner); hours worked weekly; occupation (ISCO 1988) (respondent and partner); supervising function at work; working for private or public sector or self-employed (respondent and partner); if self-employed: number of employees; trade union membership; earnings of respondent (country specific); family income (country specific); size of household; household composition; party affiliation (left-right); country specific party affiliation; participation in last election; religious denomination; religious main groups; attendance of religious services; self-placement on a top-bottom scale; region (country specific); size of community (country specific); type of community: urban-rural area; country of origin or ethnic group affiliation.

Additionally coded:
administrative mode of data-collection; weighting factor; case substitution.

Source: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Variable Groups

Full Title

Leisure Time and Sports - ISSP 2007

Identification Number

LeisureTimeandSports-ISSP2007

Date of Production

2011-08-04

Depositor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation

Questionaire (English source)

Source: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Questionaire (Danish)

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