Analyzing the Leisure Satisfaction Levels of Individuals Participated in the Ultra Trail Organization as Recreation

This study was conducted to examine the leisure satisfaction levels of individuals participating in the Ultra Trail (trail running) organization as recreation. The sample group of the study consisted of 313 individuals selected from the Salamon Cappadocia Ultra Trail organization by random sampling method. The personal information form used in the study was created by the researchers. Besides, "Leisure Satisfaction Scale" was developed by Beard and Ragheb (1980) and adapted to Turkish language by Karlı et al. (2008). The data obtained in the study were analyzed using the SPSS 20.0 (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) program. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used to analyze whether the data showed a normal distribution or not, and Mann Whitney U test and Kruskall Walliss tests were used in the data analyze. When the findings of the study were examined it was found that male and single participants had higher leisure satisfaction scores. In addition, the total score rankings of the leisure satisfaction scale psychological sub-dimension of the participants in the 29-38 age group were significantly higher than the other groups.


Free Time, leisure satisfaction, recreation, ultra-trail