The Effects of Leisure Activities on the Life Satisfaction of Island Elderly

Young-Sin Shin, Yeong Hun Yeo
2016 Asia-pacific Journal of Multimedia services convergent with Art Humanities and Sociology  
The purpose of this study is to research on the leisure activities on elderly in islands, and to evaluate the effect of leisure activities on life satisfaction. For this study, a survey was conducted on the elderly residing in 6 islands in the west coast, and 256 respondents were used for analyses. Descriptive statistics were utilized to investigate the actual condition of their leisure activities, and multiple regression were applied to evaluate the effect of each type of leisure activities on
more » ... life satisfaction after grouping leisure activities into two categories (active leisure activity, passive leisure activity) by the characteristics of leisure activities. The results showed that the respondents involved most in passive leisure activity such as watching TV/listening to the radio, and taking a nap/having a rest. Active leisure activity had a statistically significant effect on life satisfaction, but passive leisure activity did not. This study implies that
doi:10.14257/ajmahs.2016.36 fatcat:rnpyfmdjt5cy3e334jtr34irma