A joint project by
Institute for Social Studies of the University Of Warsaw and
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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International Social Survey Programme 2007 (Leisure Time and Sports)

Title of the StudyInternational Social Survey Programme 2007 (Leisure Time and Sports)
Full name of the institution depositing the dataInstitute for Social Studies at the Warsaw University authorized by the Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung at the University of Cologne, Germany
Principal InvestigatorSee documentation
Contact personSee documentation
Data collection languageEN
Documentation languageEN

The purpose of the study

The ISSP is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research. It brings together pre-existing social science projects and coordinates research goals, thereby adding a cross-national, cross-cultural perspective to the individual national studies.

Main topics of the study

Frequency of leisure activities in respondent's free time; main purpose of free time activities; enjoyment from reading books, getting together with friends, taking part in physical activities, and watching TV or DVDs; motivation for leisure time activities: establishing useful contacts, relaxing, and developing skills in free time; frequency of feeling bored, feeling rushed, and thinking about work during free time; preference for sharing time with other people or being alone; wishes for: more time in a paid job, more time doing household work, more time with family, and more time in leisure activities; number of nights the respondent stayed away from home for holiday or social visits; days of leave from work; most frequent exercises or physical activity; preferred type of games rather than sports; most important reasons for taking part in sports or games: physical or mental health, meeting other people, competing against others or physical attractiveness; most frequently watched sport on TV; feeling of national pride when respondent's country does well at international sports or games competition; attitudes towards sport (scale); social and political participation; trust in people; interest in politics; reasons for staying away from doing free time activities: lack of facilities nearby, lack of money and time, personal health or responsibility to take care of someone; perception of happiness; estimation of personal health.

Unit of Analysis

a person

Sample design

Type of the sample applied in the Study

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Geographic coverage of the sample

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay
Lower age cut-off for the sample18
Upper age cut-off for the samplebrak

Data collection methods were used for the study

no information

The total number of starting or issued names/addresses and the total number of successfully completed

starting or issued names/addresses
sucessfully completed


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Substitution or replacement of respondents

no information

Post-stratification weight


Factors considered at construction of the post-stratified weighting factor

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Weighting or post-stratification strategy used

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Description of sample design

no information


Start and end dates of fieldwork

Start date1-10-2006
End date26-1-2009

Inny termin

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Interviews back-checked (e.g. supervisor checks later whether interview was conducted

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Other information about the study

Pattern for data quotation

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If the study is a part of a larger survey or coming from other sources (like e.g. public statistics) - what is its source?

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Generally accessible publications that refer to this data

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Data distribution

Data use restrictions

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