Danish Leisure Study, 1993: Adults

Principal Investigator


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



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The purpose of this survey is to obtain information for statistical and scientific assessment of spare time activities and cultural activities and to relate these activities to work, education and family. # The data material is obtained by means of interviews with selected persons aged 16 or more. # #The following information is included from the interviews: #Information concerning persons aged 16 or more: #- Background information on the respondent and his/her # spouse/cohabitant: sex, age, citizenship, school education, # vocational education, main occupation, private/public # employment, working hours, and household composition, including # age of the children. #- Theatre visits, including type of theatre (permanent, touring, # amateur) and type of performance (play, ballet, opera, musical, # revue, children's theatre). Amateur theatre activities. #- Music, concerts, including type of music. # Use of electronic media (CD, LP, LB). # Own music and song performance. #- Cinema visits. # Films on video and TV. # Possibly special questions on short films. #- Visual arts - visits to art museums and art exhibitions. # Amateur activities. #- Visits to other museums according to type. #- Other activities, including lectures, zoological parks and # bingo. #- Membership of clubs, associations and organizations and # activities in these. Positions of trust. # Grass-roots activities (unorganized). #- Reading habits as regards fiction, specialist literature, # comics, light reading, magazines on special topics, and local # papers. # Newspaper reading habits and preferred topics in the papers. #- Library habits. Frequency and purpose. The library as # information centre. #- TV habits and preferred programmes. Radio habits and # preferred programmes. #- Sports and exercise. Own activities - organized and # unorganized. # Spectator activities. #- Membership of the Danish National Church, church attendance, # other religious organizations. #- Spare time education, participation in evening school courses, # etc


Evening class teaching, Antenna, Work of the board, Car repair, Bingo, Visits to the cinema, Magazine, Maintenance of the home, CD player, Computer, Animal park, Electronic media, Membership of labour union, Scientific literature, Film club, Event, Activity in associations, Member of an association, Parent commitee, Leisure activity, Spare time education, Voluntary work, Gramophone, Homeowner's association, Banquet, Disability association, Hobby association, Sports club, Cable tv, Cassette recorder, Church attendance, Cultural expense, Cultural habit, Art, Art fund, Art exhibition, Women's organisation, Lodge member, Member of the national church, Membership, Parish work, Environmental pollution, Exercise, Musical interest, Music instruction, Public support, Satellite dish, Party membership, PC, Pensioner association, Political meeting, Radio listening habits, Religious affiliation, Song, Increase of taxation, Fiction, Social work, Sport, Sports club, Theatre, Theatre visit, Theatre association, Comic, Use of time, Position of trust, TV, TV habits, Production of clothing, Clothes repair, Weekly magazine, Charitable organisation, Video, ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, Senior citizens council


Society and culture: Social behaviour and attitudes, Society and culture: Social conditions and indicators, Society and culture: Cultural activities and participation, Society and culture: Leisure, tourism and sport, Society and culture: Religion and values, Information and communication: Mass media, Labour and employment: Employment, Education, Society and culture: Time use, Social stratification and groupings: Family life and marriage (including household composition and generations), Social stratification and groupings: Youth


Age limits,

Geographic Coverage

National, DK

Data set

Order data

Variables: 562
Analysis unit: Individuals, Danish citizens aged 16 or more.


In data set: 1843
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, Telephone interviews with follow-up visits to those who do not have a telephone or who could not be contacted via the telephone.

Test type:

Number of questions: 560

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

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


SFI - Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd, Danish Leisure Study, 1993: Adults, Dansk Data Arkiv, 2001. 1 data file: DDA-3906, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-3906

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-3906

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


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Primary publications

  • Fridberg, Torben, Kultur- og fritidsaktiviteter 1993, København: Socialforskningsinstituttet, Rapport 94:6, 289 pp., 1994
  • Anker, Jørgen og Koch Nielsen, Inger, Det frivillige arbejde, København: Socialforskningsinstituttet, Rapport 95:3, 128 pp., 1995
  • Bunnage, David, De unge ældre i 1990'erne, København: Socialforskningsinstituttet, 96:18, 71 pp., 1996
  • Fridberg, Torben, Kultur- og fritidsaktiviteter 1975-1998, København: Socialforskningsinstituttet, 00:1, 362 pp., 2000