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The Leisure Experience of University Students Looking for Jobs

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2013, 37(10), pp.205-229
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

박정은 1 Lee, Hoon 1

1한양대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research used the phenomenological approach in the leisure experience of university students looking for jobs. Coloaizzi's method was applied to in-depth interviews carried out among six students of Humanities&Social Sciences majors looking for jobs. According to the results, those students finding jobs expressed negative sentiment including psychological pressure and anxiety towards their leisure experiences. The cause for this phenomenon is because university students looking for jobs are thinking obsessively about the social message saying, self-enrichment is essential in surviving from the employment competition and because this social argument placed a mental constraint upon leisure experience. Therefore, it was analysed that students were spending their free time as instrumental time for success and choosing leisure activities for self-development and employment preparation. Meanwhile, despite this psychological pressure from the employment preparation and competition, some made an effort to continue their pure leisure activities which is separated from self-improvement and employment preparation. University students of this era, remaining at their social status as 'young applicants' has been increasing, their significance has been growing as social members.

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