Date of Award:

1950

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Advisor/Chair:

J.C. Heatou

Abstract

A considerable number of leaders in education are seriously considering a limited extention of the educational program in the summer. The various churches conduct what are sometimes called vacation schools, some of which are conducted in mountain retreats, where they combine recreation and bible study classes. There is now a law in Utah which permits school districts to levy taxes to pay for organized pbulic recreation programs. An extention of any one or all of these prgrams into a community should be preceded by a knowledge of the amount of leisure time that is available and the attitude of the partnest toward such programs. The increase in the number of labor saving devices and the restrictions by the labor unions, together witch child labor laws, complicate the problem of students getting jobs in business and industry with the reslt that the problem of leisure is becoming increasingly more important. Again, if the country should go into a mild depression resulting in fewer jobs being available, the extention of organized recreation programs would assume a role of even greater importance. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to determine the amount of time high shcool students spend working, either for pay or for no pay, and the amount of time they spend participating in recreational activities during the summer months.

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