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The purposes of this mixed methods action research were 1) to clarify the situation of leisure behavior, 2) to study the change of useful leisure behavior. The research process was qualitative and quantitative research. The research participants were 14 non-formal students at a learning center of a sub district. The results of the study about the situation of leisure behavior showed 3 aspects as follow 1) personal aspect, 2) social support, and 3) educational system arrangement. The leisure behavior was found at a moderate level (mean 3.13). Results from promoting useful leisure behavior program presented in terms of quantity, intensive, and quality of useful leisure. After participating through all activity, the students had statistically significant more useful leisure behavior than before participating (p<.05). Procedure for Promoting Useful Leisure Behavior of the Non-Formal Students were 1) analyzing problem, 2) enhancing knowledge and understandings of useful leisure, 3) empowering to learning of useful leisure, 4) learning by doing, and 5) creatively reflecting the results
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