Typologies of occupation of leisure-time of Spanish adolescents: The case of the participants in physical activities organized


  • Alberto Nuviala Nuviala University Pablo de Olavide, Spain
  • Diego Munguía Izquierdo University Pablo de Olavide, Spain
  • Antonio Fernández Martínez University Pablo de Olavide, Spain
  • Francisco Ruiz Juan University of Murcia, Spain
  • María Elena García Montes University of Murcia, Spain




Adolescent, Leisure-Time, Cluster analysis, Physical activity


The elaboration of typologies is a previous step to improve the analysis of occupation of leisure-time and the establishment of collective measures that they affect in the development of healthy lifestyle among the young people. The sample of this study been has constituted by 1829 adolescents of three provinces. We use the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) questionnaire and the cluster analysis. These instruments have shown the existence of two different groups in regard to the leisure-time. These groups are related with sociodemographic variables like educational level and place of residence. Group of adolescents which accomplish physical activities organized did not show differences with the other groups of young people in relation to the consumption of television, time of study and use of computer. On the contrary, accomplish more physical activity in a workday than the other adolescents.


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Nuviala Nuviala, A., Munguía Izquierdo, D., Fernández Martínez, A., Ruiz Juan, F., & García Montes, M. E. (2009). Typologies of occupation of leisure-time of Spanish adolescents: The case of the participants in physical activities organized. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 4(1), 29–39. https://doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2009.41.04



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