The purpose of this research is to gain insight on the leisure behaviors of freshmen students at the University of Northern Colorado and how they relate to stress, independence, and GPA. An online and paper convenience sample of 160 freshmen completed the 31-item questionnaire composed of leisure behavior ratings, the College Student Stress Scale, and independence level indicators. Visual inspection of the correlation matrixes revealed that involvement in religious activities is most highly correlated with GPA, drugs and alcohol activity is most highly correlated with feeling stressed over attaining goals, and doing homework is most highly correlated with GPA. Overall the study revealed that freshmen college students’ chosen leisure behaviors do have a relationship with the amount of stress they experience across many aspects, their academic success, and how independent they are from their parents.
"Leisure Behaviors of Freshmen at the University of Northern Colorado,"
Ursidae: The Undergraduate Research Journal at the University of Northern Colorado: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digscholarship.unco.edu/urj/vol3/iss3/1