عنوان مقاله [English]
Leisure time activity is another arena that has been added to human life in current world. Variation in economic capital generates different tastes and preferences in spending leisure time. T he purpose of this study is to identify the extent of leisure time, the relationship between ways of spending leisure time by students and the economic capital of their families and a comparative study of leisure time activities in two universities. The approach of the study is descriptive comparative and research methodology is survey. Statistical population consists of students from university of Tehran and Azad Islamic university North Tehran branch in the year 2010. The Cochran formula is applied and the sample size is equal to 804 divided equally between the two universities. Sampling methodology is disproportionate stratified random sampling and universities and departments are considered as strata and the share of each department in the sample is disproportionate to statistical population. Types of leisure time activities are divided in to five groups: intellectual , social, entertaining, artistic and cultural, and physical activities . The results indicate that economic capital of families between two universities are not different significantly. The students of Tehran university have fulfilled their leisure time with intellectual activities while the students of Islamic Azad university fulfilled their time with entertaining activities. Students leisure activities have significant relationship with economic capital in Tehran university excluding physical activities and cultural-artistic, social, intellectual and entertainment have respectively a stronger relationship with economic capital respectively. The extent of time devoted to physical activity is the most and the extent of time devoted to cultural-artistic activities is the least. The relationship between types of leisure activities and economic capital is significant in Islamic Azad university excluding intellectual activities such that social, entertainment and cultural-artisticnactivities have respectively a stronger relationship with economic capital respectively. The extent of time devoted to entertaining activity is the most and the extent of time devoted to cultural-artistic activities is the least.