ISSP 2007 - Leisure time and Sports I: Sweden

This study is part of the collection ISSP - International Social Survey Programme

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Description:

This survey is the Swedish part of the 2007 ´International Social Survey Program´ (ISSP), and it is the first ISSP-survey focusing on leisure time and sports. The survey deals with the meaning of time and leisure, and its relation to work and other spheres of life.

The respondents were asked about the frequency of leisure activities in their free time and the main purpose of their free time activities. Furthermore they were asked about their enjoyment from reading books, getting together with friends, taking part in physical activities, and watching TV or DVDs. They were also asked about their motivation for leisure time activities, such as establishing useful contacts, relaxing, or developing skills in free time. Other questions dealt with the frequency of feeling bored, feeling rushed, and thinking about work during free time. The respondents were also asked if they prefered to share their leisure time with other people or being alone; if they wished to have more time in a paid job, more time doing household work, more time with family, and/or more time in leisure activities. They were also

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0862

Purpose:

ISSP aims to design and implement internationally comparable attitude surveys. The study in 2007 investigating the Leisure and Sports.

Description:

This survey is the Swedish part of the 2007 ´International Social Survey Program´ (ISSP), and it is the first ISSP-survey focusing on leisure time and sports. The survey deals with the meaning of time and leisure, and its relation to work and other spheres of life.

The respondents were asked about the frequency of leisure activities in their free time and the main purpose of their free time activities. Furthermore they were asked about their enjoyment from reading books, getting together with friends, taking part in physical activities, and watching TV or DVDs. They were also asked about their motivation for leisure time activities, such as establishing useful contacts, relaxing, or developing skills in free time. Other questions dealt with the frequency of feeling bored, feeling rushed, and thinking about work during free time. The respondents were also asked if they prefered to share their leisure time with other people or being alone; if they wished to have more time in a paid job, more time doing household work, more time with family, and/or more time in leisure activities. They were also

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2007-02-06 — 2007-04-05

Instrument:

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

A-region

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-79 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Funding:

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Version 1.2:

2009-08-28 doi:10.5878/002394

Metadata added

Version 1.1:

2009-07-13 doi:10.5878/002393

Metadata added

Version 1.0:

2008-12-02 doi:10.5878/002392

Available documentation:

ISSP 2007 - Leisure time and Sports I: Sweden

Citation:

Jonas Edlund, Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University, Department of Sociology (2009). ISSP 2007 - Leisure time and Sports I: Sweden. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.2. https://doi.org/10.5878/002394

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2007-02-06 — 2007-04-24

Data collector: Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

111

Number of individuals/objects:

1309

Response rate/participation rate:

67,4%