Danish Leisure Study, 1993: Children

Principal Investigator


Codebook: Variables, universes, concepts, survey design and frequency distribution



See abstract


The purpose of this survey is to obtain information for statistical and scientific assessment of spare time activities and cultural activities of children. # The data material is obtained by means of interviews with selected children between 7 and 15 years of age as the parents were asked if they would allow that their child was interviewed. # #The following information is included from the interviews: #Information on children between 7 and 15 years of age (both years included): #- Being together with and activities with the parents. #- Being together with and activities with friends. #- Time consumption in school and on homework. #- Types of after school care arrangements. # Youth centres. #- Scheduled spare time activities (type and time consumption). # Own (self-organized) spare time activities. #- Work. Participation in household duties and spare time job. #- Reading habits as regards fiction, specialist literature, # comics, light reading, and magazines on special topics. # Newspaper reading habits and preferred topics in the papers. #- Library habits. Frequency and purpose. #- TV habits and preferred programmes. Radio habits and # preferred programmes. #- Cinema visits. # Films on video and TV. #- Music, concerts, including type of music. # Use of electronic media (CD, LP, LB). # Own music and song performance. #- Theatre visits. #- Museum visits. #- Sports and exercise. Own activities - organized and # unorganized. # In connection with this survey a survey was carried out on adults' spare time and cultural activities (DDA-3906)


Children's use of time, CD player, Computer, Leisure activity, Youth centre, Gramophone, Cassette recorder, Dietary habit, Cultural habit, Doing homework, Pocket money, Bullying, Care arrangement, PC, Radio listening habits, Being together, School, Change of school, Use of time, TV habits, Friends, Video


Labour and employment: Employment, Social stratification and groupings: Children (see also child development and child rearing), Social stratification and groupings: Family life and marriage (including household composition and generations), Society and culture: Leisure, tourism and sport, Society and culture: Cultural activities and participation, Information and communication: Mass media, Society and culture: Social behaviour and attitudes, Society and culture: Social conditions and indicators, Society and culture: Time use


Age limits,

Geographic Coverage

National, DK

Data set

Order data

Variables: 205
Analysis unit: Individuals, Children of Danish citizens between 7 and 15 years of age.


In data set: 647
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Cross-sectional (one time) study - partial replication, Similar subjects were examined in 1964 (DDA-0003), 1975 (DDA-0048), 1982 (DDA-0542), 1987 (DDA-1237 and DDA-1342 to DDA-1346) and 1998 (DDA-4755).

Sampling procedure: Other

Action to minimize loos: NA

Data collection

Mode of collection: Telephone interview

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 203

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

Start: 1993-11-01
End: 1993-12-30


SFI - Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd, Danish Leisure Study, 1993: Children, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 2001. 1 data file: DDA-3905, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-3905

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-3905

Archive information

Received: 1998-04-01


Study state: The Danish Data Archive has fully documented and preserved the data in a long-term preservation format.
Access conditions: Free access


DDI-L-3.1 XML Study metadata

Latest version: 1.0.0

Other metadata formats

DDA XML Study description


Primary publications

  • Fridberg, Torben, Kultur- og fritidsaktiviteter 1993, København: Socialforskningsinstituttet, Rapport 94:6, 289 pp., 1994
  • Andersen, Dines, Skolebørns fritid. De 7-15-åriges levekår og fritidsanvendelse i 1993 sammenlignet med 1987, København: Socialforskningsinstituttet, Rapport 95:2, 150 pp., 1995
  • Fridberg, Torben, Kultur- og fritidsaktiviteter 1975-1998, København: Socialforskningsinstituttet, 00:1, 362 pp., 2000