SUWON, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Millennials and members of Generation Z, often referred to together as the MZ generation in South Korea, have different values about leisure, a study showed Monday.
The Gyeonggi Research Institute, a think tank run by the government of Gyeonggi Province, conducted a survey of 16,000 households last year to study how they engage in leisure activities.
Asked to score the importance of work and life balance from 1 to 4, millennials scored 2.64 points, the highest among all five generations polled. Generation Z, in contrast, scored 2.49 points, which was the lowest among all generations.
Asked to score the level of satisfaction through leisure activities from 1 to 10, the millennials scored the highest at 6 points, and Generation Z the lowest at 5.76 points.
Generation Z scored the lowest in the sufficiency of leisure time and cost out of all generations.
As for the purpose of leisure activity, the majority of the MZ generation together picked ‘personal happiness’ as the primary reason.
Their secondary reason, however, differed significantly as 16.6 percent of the millennials chose ‘to spend time with family’, while only 2.9 percent of Generation Z chose the same.
“Millennials and members of Generation Z share the qualities of quick reactions to change in consumption trends, but they differ on how they view leisure,” said Jeong Dae-yeong, a researcher at the Gyeonggi Research Institute.
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