Leisure time, conceptually defined as recreation or free time, is a term to define the time period set aside by individuals in order to have fun after the work, rest, play around and do as they wish and meet special needs. The purpose of this study is to determine free time motivations approaches of teacher candidates by considering some demographic variables. The sample space of the study consists of the students of the departments of English Teaching, Classroom Teaching, Psychological Counseling and Guidance and Special Education Teaching from faculty of education of Mustafa Kemal University in 2016-2017 education season. General screening model was utilized in this research. Validity and reliability coefficient of the used scale was calculated to be 0.801. The results found in the study include; overcoming the issues that require struggle gives the person a sense of satisfaction, some particular activities makes the individual feel free, activities in the free time makes the individual happy and there was no significant difference statistically between male and female teacher candidates free time motivations.
Keywords: Free Time, Recreation, Activity, Amusement, Playing Around, Resting