Working concept has emerged as an inevitable fact for the continuation of life from the creation of the humanity to date. When “one average day” of human life is examined, some part of this period consists of meeting physiological needs like working, eating and drinking and other part is called as a free time which can be defined as residual time of other activities. People can use their free time by participate in recreational activities to regenerate and refresh thyself. When the related literature is examined, it is observed that there are some obstacles to participation in recreational activities. For this reason, it is aimed to determine the barriers to participation of recreational activities of Fırat University Faculty of Science students in their free time and to reveal whether these barriers differ according to some independent variables. 180 students have participated to the investigation. Leisure Time Barriers Scale developed by Gürbüz et al. (2010) and Personal information form were used as a data collection tool. SPSS software was used to evaluate the data and the level of significance was accepted as p <0.05. When the analysis results are examined, it is seen that facility and individual psychology factors are determined as important factors among others. In the light of given findings, the opportunities offered for students to evaluate their free time with more active, effective and various activities should be reassessed. Young people who cannot participate in free time activities due to work or course intensity may be offered special activities and activities that do not require a special time during their short breaks or out of work.
Barriers of Free Time Activities, Recreation, Reactive Activities, University Students.