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Вагапова А. Р. Students’ Preferred Leisure Activities. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2017, vol. , iss. 2, pp. 164-?. DOI:

Students’ Preferred Leisure Activities


The paper presents the results of a theoretical analysis of the problems of students’ preferred leisure activities. The socio-psychological importance of how these preferences are realized is defined as one of the factors of personality’s development and self-realization in the context of interaction between social and cultural groups of students. It is demonstrated that students who prefer going to shopping malls, do so to get positive emotional experiences: for them is not only a place for shopping but also a convenient (reasonable, optimal) leisure activity. Students whose preferences are associated with other forms of leisure activities (camping, visiting cultural centers, etc.) aim for a wide range of emotional experiences (they value their diversity and intensity). An applied aspect of the problem this study focuses on can be implemented in the counseling practice of psychological services


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