A study of the use of leisure by aged males : a study of the relationship between leisure time activities after and before retirement by aged males, who resided in the City of Winnipeg and were in receipt of Social Allowances during December 1961
Pruder, Beverley J.
This is a limited study of the leisure time activities of one hundred and twenty-one aged males residing in the City of Winnipeg who were in receipt of Social Allowances during the month of December, 1961. The area of study included leisure time activities before and after retirement within five varieties: athletic; social; dramatic; artistic; and educational. The activities were further classified as to: spectator; participant; solitary; or group. In this study, relevant data was obtained from personal interviews and compiled on a schedule. Major findings were that the occurrence of activities after retirement was markedly less as compared to the pre-retirement period. The athletic variety was most popular before retirement; solitary and spectator activities were the most important types within the athletic variety before and after retirement. Social activities were proportionately the most popular variety of activity after retirement; participant and group were the most important types of social activities. Dramatic activities occurred less frequently after retirement, yet its proportion of occurrence as compared to the total, increased after retirement. Solitary and spectator were the most frequent types of activities within this variety. The ranking of artistic and educational activities was the same for the two periods. On the other hand, artistic and educational activities occurred less frequently after retirement.