Socio-Cultural Factors That Affect Leisure Time

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Leisure time can be described as “free time”, it is the time that we can spend doing anything we want like studying, working, or playing sports, etc. Some individuals may have more leisure time than others, and activities during leisure time can vary, depending on the individual’s interests. Making a time map of our daily lives, from Sunday to Monday, shows our leisure time and what we do during the leisure time. Activities can be affected by many socio-cultural factors such as gender, hegemony, power, race, etc. However, from the time map, socioeconomic status (SES), or social class, is a factor that is most dominant in how I spend my leisure time and could also be seen affecting others’ leisure time. Socioeconomic status is an individual’s or a group’s position in a…show more content…
The hierarchy is divided into categories of upper, middle and lower class. These categories can be sub-divided into more groups, for example lower- middle class, etc. An individual’s socioeconomic status can depend on many different combinations of income, education, rank, race and ethnicity, and more. Everything related to socioeconomic status can be strongly related to an individual’s health and there have been many studies comparing these two. Observing the time map, there are many free time slots, usually after classes, around 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM and at night 7:30PM to 12:30 PM. Most of the days, there is at least four hours of leisure time. Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays are the days in which there is very little to do and no classes to attend. Those three days have the most leisure time. Even without those three days, there is still a fair amount of leisure
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