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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between quality of life, enjoyment, and enduring involvement for aging adults who sail
by James-Jolly, Max, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 76; 1586509
Abstract (Summary)

Sailing is a relatively safe and risk free leisure time physical activity that many older adults enjoy. Much like other leisure activities, it contributes to individuals' social, physical, and mental wellbeing and ultimately increases the participants' quality of life. The purpose of this study is twofold. The primary purpose is to examine the relationship between quality of life (QOL), enjoyment, and enduring involvement (EI) among older adults who sail. The second purpose was to study the effect sailing frequency and length have on perceptions of enjoyment, EI, and QOL for older adults.

In this study three questionnaires were used to measure enjoyment (Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale), EI (Consumer Involvement Profile), and QOL (WHOQOL-BREF). The researcher analyzed the data associated with this research using SPSS. The results of this study yielded a positive significant relationship between participants' perceptions of health and QOL.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: D'Eloia, Melissa H.
Commitee: Fulthorp, Keith, Swatek, Cheri
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Recreation and Leisure Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Recreation
Keywords: Enduring involvement, Enjoyment, Older adults, Quality of life, Sailing
Publication Number: 1586509
ISBN: 978-1-321-68252-6
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