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The effect of youth leisure activity type on self-esteem, of middle school student in Yanbian, China

  • 한국청소년활동연구
  • Abbr : SKYA
  • 2022, 8(3), pp.25-45
  • DOI : 10.36697/skya.2022.8.3.25
  • Publisher : Korea Youth Activity Research Association
  • Research Area : Natural Science > Life Sciences > Child Study > Adolescence Science
  • Received : August 31, 2022
  • Accepted : September 30, 2022
  • Published : September 30, 2022

Jung, Chul San 1

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ABSTRACT

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze the influence of the characteristics of leisure activity types on self-esteem among Chinese adolescents, and to develop a customized leisure activity program to improve self-esteem and the importance of leisure activities through leisure activities of Chinese adolescents. We intend to provide basic data and information at the same time as suggesting its importance. Methodology: To this end, an online survey was conducted for youths in China, and data from 365 people were used for analysis. Frequency analysis, correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis, and crossover analysis were performed using SPSS 23.0 statistical program. Findings: The main results of this study are as follows. First, as a result of the correlation analysis between the general characteristics of Chinese adolescents and the type of leisure activity and self-esteem, the correlations between all major variables were significant. Second, in the effect of general characteristics and types of leisure activities on self-esteem, the frequency of participation was 4 or less, voluntary participation, and participation time of less than 12 hours were generally high. Third, as a result of cross-analysis of general characteristics and types of leisure activities, it was found that there were differences in hobby culture in common. Conclusions: This study confirmed that the leisure activity type of Chinese adolescents is an important variable affecting the improvement of self-esteem and is consistent with the results of previous studies on Korean adolescents. This verifies the importance of cultivating leisure activities in improving the self-esteem of Korean and Chinese adolescents, suggests the importance of developing a leisure activity program for Chinese adolescents, and provides basic data and information.

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