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Time-Use in Art and Athletics: American and Thai Young Adults

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This study analyzes the relationship between time-use in artistic activities and time-use in athletic activities amongst a convenience sample of American and Thai young adults. Prior research has not paid attention to the possible relationship between engagement in art and in athletics. An original survey is used, sampling 507 young adults, ages 18-33, from the United States and Thailand. Linear regression with robust standard errors revealed a statistically significant but small positive relationship between time-use in art and in athletics. This supports the ‘complimentary hypothesis’ of engagement in art relating positively with engagement in athletics. This significant finding that time-use in art affects time-use in athletics draws attention to the need to further analyze the relationship between engagement in art and in athletics in order to design policies, organizations, and facilities that expand access to these low-carbon, health-benefitting, and community-building activities.

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