In previous generations leisure time was really popular with 15 year old teenagers. However, in recent years this has changed and leisure time has been replaced byother activities such as studying and playing outside. The following report will discuss the changing trends of leisure time as illustrated in the attached graph. The graph below titled Leisureactivities of 15 year olds shows activities such as: studying, playing outside, playing computer and video games, chatting online and watching television. Data is shown each decade from 1970 to 2010, itincludes time represented by hours.
During the period 1970 to 1980 studying was stable at five hours of fifteen year olds’ leisure time. Studying increased slightly to six hours in 1990. Itcontinually increased by two more hours, to eight hours, in 2000. The practice of studying went up by two hours to a total of ten hours in 2010.
Similarly to study, online chat increased between 1970 and1980. The trend began with zero hours, it means that this activity was not really popular in this period; however, online chat went up by an hour in 1990, and it rose three more hours to four hourstotal in 2000. The upward trend continued rising two hours in 2010 to six hours of their total leisure time.
Playing computer and video games did not seem to be popular during the period of 1970 to1980 with zero hours. In contrast, in 1990 this activity increased dramatically, by six hours, from zero hour to six hours total. However, during the period 1990 to 2000 it fell slightly by three hoursand this trend continued, with it falling to two more hours to a total of an hour in 2010.
Fifteen year olds spent six hours of their leisure time watching television in 1970. This rose by fourhours, to ten hours between 1970 and 1980. This activity dramatically fell from ten hours to four hours in 1990 and during the period 1990 to 2000, the popularity of watching television decreased by a...