Measuring Trends in Leisure: Differences and Similarities in the Allocation of Leisure Times between Indigenous Pupils and Immigrants in Greek Elementary Education

By Sofia D. Anastasiadou.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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It is common knowledge the way that children spend their leisure time affects their cognitive and social development. Children’s extra curricular activities not only reflects their “inner world” (ways of thinking, emotions, problems, wishes and interests)but also their socioeconomic status and family affairs.
The aim of this study is to record and examine the out of school activities, as well as the disposition of leisure time, of indigenous pupils and immigrants attending Greek elementary schools. It also enqires into whether demographic and socio-economic factors of elementary pupils’ parents have an influence on leisure time activities. In addition, the study explores pupils’ gender in relation to leisure time activities.
A sample of 432 Greek pupils and 440 immigrants from 10 primary schools took part in the study.
Implications concerning teaching in teacher diversity education are also discussed.

Keywords: Leisure Time Activities, Indigenous Students, Immigrants, Elementary Education

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp.127-132. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 508.333KB).

Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou

Lecturer, Department of Preeschool Education, University of West Macedonia, Greece

Sofia Anastasiadou holds a BSc from the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, a Master degree in Mathematics Education from Surrey University of Kingston in Great Bretagne. She has obtained her Ph.D in Multidimetional Statistical Analysis at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She is currently a Lecturer of Applied Statistics and Educational Research in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. Apart form Statistics and Mathematics Education in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education her research interests are also focused in the Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Science. Sofia Anastasiadou has published several papers in Greek, European and International Scientific Journals.

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