This article reports exploratory research about tendencies toward postmaterialism in university students. This paper used the theoretical framework proposed by Inglehart regarding three categories of leisure: postmaterialist, materialist and common. Students from a Spanish university (N = 1036) completed questionnaires that evaluated their materialist-postmaterialist values, how often they practiced the activities included in each category of leisure and the motivational factors involved in them. The results revealed that university students showed a tendency toward postmaterialism. Further, relationships were found between materialist-postmaterialist values and categories of leisure. This study results suggested that the tendency toward postmaterialist values may be a factor in structuring the leisure patterns of young Spanish university students.
Aguila, C., Sicilia-Camacho, A., Tejada, A. J. R., Delgado-Noguera, M. A., & Gard, M. (2008). Postmodern values and leisure in young Spanish university students: an exploratory study. Leisure Sciences, 30(4), 275-292. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400802165032