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.
|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|
|Keywords:||Enduring involvement, Enjoyment, Older adults, Quality of life, Sailing|
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