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Table 1 Frequencies of a range of leisure activities, and correlations with a) being male, b) number of years qualified, c) BurnedOut, and d) Vocation/Engagement

From: Vocation and avocation: leisure activities correlate with professional engagement, but not burnout, in a cross-sectional survey of UK doctors

How often do you? Every day A few times
a week
Once
a week
A few times
a month
Once a month
or less
A few times
a year
Never N Male Years
qualified
Burned
Out
Vocation/
Engagement
Listen to popular music 44.0% 35.7% 8.4% 6.1% 3.2% 1.6% 1.0% 2826 .018 -.034 -.099*** .079***
Listen to classical music 9.1% 24.3% 14.8% 15.7% 12.4% 14.7% 9.0% 2828 -.063*** .069*** -.032 .057**
Go to pop concerts/discos - - .5% 1.7% -8.0% 41.5% 48.3% 2829 .117*** -.036 -.007 .058**
Go to classical music concerts/opera - - .1% .8% 4.4% 38.7% 55.9% 2824 -.040* .081*** -.023 .061**
Play a musical instrument 2.3% 6.8% 3.4% 6.5% 7.6% 14.8% 58.6% 2833 .003 .087*** -.022 .036
Go to museums or art galleries - .1% .5% 4.9% 18.3% 59.4% 16.7% 2825 -.018 -.004 -.038 .055**
Read about art in newspapers, magazines or books 3.6% 7.4% 13.1% 13.8% 15.1% 23.7% 23.2% 2826 .045* .080*** -.008 .082***
Draw, paint, sculpt or do other arts or crafts .4% 3.1% 3.6% 7.0% 9.1% 20.8% 56.1% 2824 -.202*** -.037 -.043* .056**
Photography .8% 5.9% 8.7% 22.0% 16.8% 24.0% 21.8% 2839 .054** -.028 -.080*** .095***
Read a novel 20.8% 17.2% 5.9% 12.4% 15.5% 21.0% 7.2% 2833 -.184*** .029 -.041* .078***
Read non-fiction books (not for work or study) 7.3% 10.9% 5.6% 13.1% 17.0% 29.8% 16.3% 2828 .119*** .028 -.002 .105***
Read poetry .2% .6% 1.5% 4.0% 6.7% 25.1% 61.9% 2825 -.113*** .062*** .001 .094***
Write poetry, fiction or other literature (not for work) .3% .9% .4% 1.0% 2.5% 6.3% 88.8% 2813 .029 .013 .038 .027
Go to the cinema - .1% 1.8% 9.6% 27.8% 52.0% 8.7% 2830 .005 .007 -.004 .0994***
Go to the theatre (plays/musicals, etc) .1% - .1% 1.7% 12.8% 64.8% 20.5% 2830 -.059** .075*** -.033 .105***
Acting or otherwise taking part in theatre .1% .2% .3% .3% .4% 2.4% 96.3% 2826 -.004 .018 .019 -.013
Watching classical or modern ballet/dance - .1% .1% .5% 1.8% 24.3% 73.3% 2829 -.171*** .031 -.057** .054**
Dance (any form) .3% 1.2% 2.5% 2.3% 4.6% 21.6% 67.6% 2816 -.140*** -.071*** -.064** .079***
Play sport 4.0% 26.3% 13.5% 10.6% 10.5% 17.4% 17.7% 2816 .103*** .062** -.072*** .114***
Watch sport 2.0% 15.3% 12.1% 15.1% 13.2% 21.3% 21.0% 2816 .360*** .092*** -.055** .093***
Hike/Orienteer/Climb/Mountaineer/Ski etc. .5% 3.7% 4.3% 9.0% 13.6% 40.9% 28.0% 2791 .033 .073*** -.011 .096***
Cook 42.8% 32.3% 7.9% 6.8% 3.8% 4.0% 2.5% 2808 -.379*** -.073*** -.062** .006
Shop (for pleasure) .5% 3.3% 8.1% 26.8% 32.3% 20.3% 8.7% 2813 .167*** .075*** .004 .072***
Spend time on hobbies (excluding above activities) 4.2% 17.6% 15.0% 19.6% 15.0% 15.9% 12.7% 2671 .126*** .011 -.063** .140***
  --------------------- Most days for --------------------         
  4+ hours 2-4 hours 1-2 hours 1 hour or less 2-3 times a week Once a week Less often N     
Watch television 1.6% 12.4% 34.8% 26.5% 14.8% 5.8% 4.2% 2816 .079*** -.063*** .077*** -.059***
Watch DVDs/videos/etc.. .3% 1.3% 5.7% 10.2% 11.0% 31.1% 40.4% 2794 .145*** -.049** .042* .012
Listen to radio 3.8% 11.7% 31.7% 36.2% 9.4% 3.6% 3.6% 2813 .003 .026 -.034 .038
Listen to podcasts .1% .5% 1.5% 4.0% 2.9% 6.0% 84.9% 2748 .127*** -.048* .030 .015
Browse the internet (not for work) 1.3% 5.3% 17.9% 31.3% 26.1% 13.0% 5.1% 2812 .262*** -.119*** .061** -.004
  1. *: p < .05; **: p < .01; ***: p < .001.