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The Effect of Leisure Programs on Diminution of Korean Solider's Stress during their Military Service

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2010, 34(3), pp.283-303
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Park, Joung-Koo 1

1동국대학교

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ABSTRACT

The Korea Ministry of National Defense has made a lot of effort to improve military welfare for preventing stress of soldiers during their military service. This study examined the effect of five different military leisure program component(i.e, choice of leisure activities, objects of leisure, leisure partner, leisure mentoring, and initiative in leisure activities) on the reduction of Korean soldiers' stress. Data were collected from 195 marines in Pohang Marine Corp on March of 2009. Eight hypothetical scenarios of animation pictures, which were the mixtures of the five military leisure program, were shown to the soldiers for evaluating their effects on reduction of stress and establishment of joyful environment. in military life. Result revealed that watching TV and movies. were the most effective leisure activities for the soldiers to make a joyful environment in military life. For stress reduction, the most prominent attribute was the initiative of leisure activities followed by free choice of leisure activities.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.