Table 3

Mean differences in leisure participation and leisure preference in various leisure activities
Leisure activities Participation/preference Mean (N = 415) S. D. t value Pearson r
Shopping Leisure participation 3.07 .903 −23.083*** .365***
Leisure preference 4.10 .683
Children-related activity Leisure participation 3.46 1.176 −17.236*** .488***
Leisure preference 4.33 .665
Outdoor recreation Leisure participation 2.53 1.064 −23.209*** .279***
Leisure preference 3.83 .799
Intellectual activity Leisure participation 2.07 .939 −32.177*** .323***
Leisure Preference 3.67 .802
Indoor exercise activity Leisure participation 1.55 .751 −33.926*** .328***
Leisure preference 3.18 .915
Entertainment Leisure participation 1.58 .750 −28.004*** .333***
Leisure preference 3.02 1.015
Social activity Leisure participation 1.88 .976 −19.481*** .432***
Leisure preference 2.87 .971
Art Leisure participation 1.44 .752 −33.252*** .362***
Leisure preference 2.94 .866
Competition activity Leisure participation 1.31 .596 −31.018*** .383***
Leisure preference 2.65 .917
Skill-related activity Leisure participation 1.35 .649 −29.369*** .373***
Leisure preference 2.74 .933
All Leisure participation 2.02 .497 −47.455*** .338***
Leisure preference 3.33 .485

Note: ***p < .001.

Chow and Dong

Chow and Dong BMC Public Health 2013 13:410   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-410

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