The Role of Management and School in Organising Primary Students' Free Time


  • Marija Karačić Department of Social and Humanities, University of Slavonski Brod, Gundulićeva 20a, 35000 Slavonski Brod, Croatia



community, leisure, principal, school, school system


Aim. The aim of the research is to determine what role management and schools play in the organisation of students” free time, and what activities it undertakes to educate for leisure time.

Methods. This study used methods of theoretical analysis, survey research methods, and questionnaires, in which 1410 subjects such as principals, teachers, parents and students from 150 primary schools in Bosnia and Herzegowina (B&H) participated.

Results. The results show that principals and teachers have positive attitudes about the rational use of students’ free time in order to prepare them  for continuing self-education with the use of various sources of knowledge.

Conclusion. Conclusions show that for a better understanding of the role of school management it is necessary to do more research about this issue on the territory of B&H, because the proper organisation and implementation of students’ free time can be successful if all participants in education work together.

Research restrictions. Since it is not possible to make comparison with results of the previous research on this topic on the territory of B&H,  the study compares results with results from other countries.

Practical application. The practical goal is to examine the education and to increase the understanding and awareness of the free time of young people.

Originality. This study is original and creative, and it contributes to better understanding of the role of management in leisure activities on students’ emotional, social, cognitive and work competencies.


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Author Biography

  • Marija Karačić, Department of Social and Humanities, University of Slavonski Brod, Gundulićeva 20a, 35000 Slavonski Brod, Croatia

    Doctor of Educational Sciences, employed at the University of Slavonski Brod (Croatia), at the Department of Social and Humanities. She graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Educational Sciences of the University of Mostar in 2012 and obtained the title of Master of Pedagogy, and she obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Science in 2017. She completed her basic education in the field of psychotherapy Reality Therapy at the European Institute EIRT in 2019. She is a member of OMEPA. She actively participates in international and domestic scientific gatherings and conferences, and has published several works in the field of pedagogy. Scientific interest, management in education.


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How to Cite

Karačić, M. (2022). The Role of Management and School in Organising Primary Students’ Free Time. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 13(2), 297-316.