TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.1, no.1, pp.241-247, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
The aim is to examine the levels of self-efficacy and happiness of individuals attending Arts and crafts courses to assess their free time. For this purpose, the universe of the research consists of individuals who receive training in free courses offered by the Metropolitan Municipality in the Izmit District of Kocaeli province. The research sample consists of 153 volunteer trainees who attend courses of Serdar neighborhood, as it can be reached using the appropriate sampling method from the non-selective sampling method. After obtaining permissions, the Data Sheet, The Oxford Happiness Scale developed by Hills and Argyle 2002, and the self-efficacy-efficacy scale developed by Sherer et al.were applied to the volunteer participants. Since the data obtained showed a normal distribution when analyzed in the SPSS 21.0 package program, parametric tests were used for independent groups; t-test and one-way analysis of variance. The margin of error was p<0.05. The analyses gender, age, having children, marital status, income level, see treatment common treatment type, the type of the course they attended and according to work status both happiness and self-efficacy in terms of there was not a significant difference. But while Happiness Scale scores did not differ significantly depending on educational level; significantly higher scores were obtained in favor of those with a bachelor's degree in terms of self-efficacy As a result, it was determined that self-efficacy scores increased as education increased. In addition, it was thought that it would be appropriate to plan more detailed and experimental studies in terms of evaluating the contribution of free time activities. Key Words: Happiness, Self-Efficacy, Recreational Activity, Course Training, Trainee.