A different leisure activity for Turkish women: Invitation Day

Sonmez G. A., ARGAN M., Sabirli T. N., SEVİL T.

World Leisure Journal, vol.52, no.2, pp.94-103, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/04419057.2010.9674634
  • Journal Name: World Leisure Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-103
  • Keywords: Gold Day, Invitation Day, Turkey, Turkish women, Women
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to determine the activities of Turkish women during Invitation Days-regular occasions when women, on a reciprocal basis, host other women coming to their homes to spend time in each other's company. A questionnaire, administered in a face-to-face situation, was used to collect data from 379 women participating in Invitation Days in Eskisehir province, Turkey. The results of analyzing the Likert-scale responses show highest statistical means for eating and drinking, conversation about current subjects and handwork and knitting, and lowest means for playing a musical instrument and wood painting. ANOVA results show significant differences between Turkish women's Invitation Day leisure activities when socio-economic and demographic data and frequency of participation in Invitation Days are considered. © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.