Participation in leisure activities: the problem of time famine
Mwangi, Peter Wanderi
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Availability of free time is the most important determining factor of people s participation in leisure experiences. However, time famine in the modern world is viewed as one of the most serious cons traints to leisure enjoyment. Whereas provis ionsfor accumulation of timefor leisure participation are included in most of the obligatory working environments, the pursuit for economic and profitoriented activities have tended to consume much of what should befree time for leisure experiences. People have tended also to work for extra hours for various reasons, main of which are related to work and other economic activities. The commodification of time has been the main reason for the time famine. This paper therefore, reviews the problem of time famine and ways by which time may be availed for leisure enjoyment.