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Title: Life management strategies (SOC) and life satisfaction of elderly people : moderating effect of leisure activity
Authors: Ho, Mei Yin
Department: Department of Applied Social Studies
Discipline: Social / Developmental Psychology
Issue Date: 2003
Supervisor: Prof. Ng Sik Hung
Subjects: Life management strategies (SOC)
Life satisfaction
Leisure activity
Elderly
Abstract: Objectives: This study examined the direct and indirect effects of life management strategies (SOC) on life satisfaction through the participation and satisfaction of leisure activity among elderly people in Hong Kong. Methods: A convenience sample of 100 community-dwelling retired elderly people (aged 60 or above) in Hong Kong were interviewed. Regression analyses were carried out to extract the standardized beta weights for testing the direct and indirect effects of life management strategies (SOC) on life satisfaction of older adults. Results: The frequency and satisfaction of leisure activity, life management strategies (SOC), and life satisfaction were all significantly and positively intercorrelated. Multiple regression analysis showed both direct and indirect effect of life management strategies (SOC) on life satisfaction through the participation and satisfaction of leisure activity, with the direct effect being more prominent. Discussion: The results offer a better understanding on how the participation and satisfaction of leisure activity among elderly people in Hong Kong would moderate the relationship between life management strategies (SOC) and life satisfaction. The results reflect that it is worthwhile to encourage elderly people to engage in leisure activities and to enjoy in it, as this would enhance their life satisfaction.
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