Single Parent Families: Change In Leisure Consumption

By M. Serhat Öztürk and Ayfer Aydıner Boylu.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies

Format Price
Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: August 26, 2014 $US5.00

Single parent families facing many problems in daily life. These problems include parenting, child care, chores, drop in the level of income, social life and also the use of time. As a result of these problems leisure consumption which is one of the indicators of quality of life can be change. The purpose of this study is to explore the changes in leisure consumption in single parent families. Participants of this study consisted of single parent families employees at the Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey (n=119). The families which the parent is female (76.5%) are more than the families which the parent is male (23.5%). The ages of the participants ranged from 25-65 years (M=40.91 years, SD=9.75). More than half of were college degree (50.4%) and 27.7% had secondary school and less graduates. Monthly income level between 2001 TL–3000 TL (41.2%) and single child families (64.7%) drew attention among the families. According the results, the single parent families who experience a decrease in consumption in activities like going to cinema, theatre and concert (62.2%), participating in ticketed sporting events (52.9%), eating out because of economic reasons drew attention.

Keywords: Theme: Social and Community Studies, Single Parent Families, Leisure Activities, Leisure Consumption

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, Volume 8, Issue 2, October 2014, pp.73-85. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 26, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 549.836KB)).

M. Serhat Öztürk

Academic, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Beytepe, Turkey

Dr. Ayfer Aydıner Boylu

Academic, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Beytepe, Turkey