Recreation activities participation needs of student at Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon.
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This survey research was to identify need to participate in recreation activities of Rajamangala Univeristy of Technology Phra Nakhon students. Three hundred ninety first year through fourth year students from 9 different faculties. Multistage random sampling was used for the sample’s representation from the population. A standard questionnaire was used for testing this study purpose. This three sections questionnaire includes general information regarding subjects’ gender, age, year of study, area of study student, income to average per month for students and so on. The main 35 items rating scale type questionnaire was to identify types and need of activities from the university. The last session is a 4 items open-ended question asking for students’ recommendations. Frequency and percentage were used for data analysis. The statistical analysis revealed that male and female students moderately need university participating service in management and need highest on university service personnel. Male students however moderately need on facilities and equipments while female student do highest. On the participation need of recreation activity by class levels analysis, only first year student’s highest need, the rest of every year students moderately do. Students from first year to third year moderately need recreation service on management while forth year students and third year students from 2 years program highly need this service. In addition, forth year students from 2 years program showed highest need to this service. However, first to third year students moderately need on personal service, only first and second year students moderately need this service. The second and forth year student and students from 2 year program were highly need this service. Lastly, first year student highly need service on facilities and equipments, while third year students moderately need this service. The rest of student class levels do need this service highest. By the area of study student taken analysis, both science and social science areas students moderately need university recreational service. They, however, highly need on personal service. Students in the area of science moderately need service on facilities and equipments while social science student’s highest need this service.
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