Leisure Time of Chinese and Other International Students
The topic of our research is about 'Do Chinese students spent less
leisure time than other international students'. The purpose of our
research is to see what are the changes of the Chinese Students'
Leisure life before and after their arrival in Stirling? We are aiming
at finding out the reasons behind these changes also. That means there
are two parts of our research: the first part is what are the changes?
And the second part is the reasons for these changes.
The methods that used in our research are questionnaire and interview.
The reason that we ...view middle of the document...
And we can see that the most obvious changes of
the Chinese Student's leisure activities are the habit of television
watching and newspaper reading. There is a remarkable decrease in the
percentage of television watching after their arrival in Stirling.
It's over 75% Chinese students' spending less time on watching TV. For
newspaper reading, also over 70% of Chinese students are spending less
time on this activity. However, reading is the only activity that has
an increasing rate for the Chinese Students.
Let's move on to the next chart (4). This chart is about "the change
of time spending on the leisure life for the other international
students". Just as the pervious chart, it records the time spending on
different leisure activities for the other international students
after arriving Stirling. Similar to Chinese Students, television
watching for the other international students has a tremendous
decrease. Over 70% of them spending less time on watching television.
In these two pie charts (5), the habit of going out for Chinese
students and other international students. It indicates that other
international students are more willing to hanging out with friends
that are with other nationalities. It's 34% for the international
students in compare with 5% for Chinese students. It's quite a big
contrast between Chinese and other international students in this
habit. Comparing Chinese and other international students, there are
67% of Chinese students prefer going out with friends from home
country, while that of international students is 28%.
In this bar chart (6), the change of leisure time spending for Chinese
and other international students are shown. We can see that for the
other international students, the figure in these three categories,
that means spending more time, spending less time and no big change,
are quite evenly distributed in compare with Chinese Students.
Although more Chinese or other international students are spending
less time on their leisure life, most of the Chinese Students (nearly
80%) spending less time on their leisure life after arriving Stirling.
(7) Here are the reasons for spending MORE time on the leisure life in
Stirling for the both Students. They are improving English Standard,
making friends, gaining more experience and killing time. In general,
it shows that...