Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Julio Garin


This thesis addresses specific time use of specific leisure activities across race, gender, age group, and education attainment level. Data was taken from the American Time Use Survey from the years 2015 to 2019 for employed people only. The most interesting results come from technology related leisure categories particularly television usage and gaming. Men spend more time watching television: in the chosen years they spent 39.9 minutes more a day watching than women. Men also spend 2.6 minutes more a day gaming than women. The only leisure category studied that has grown over time is gaming. Men’s gaming usage has increased at a rate of .79 minutes a year since 2015 and is expected to be 13.3 minutes a day in 2021.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.