In the last ten years, quality of life has become a central focus of research. Many researchers are trying to determine what constitutes an individual’s quality of life and what impact various components of life may have on perceptions of quality of life. This study examined the relationship between a leisure education program and perceptions of quality of life in older adults who reside in residential style retirement facilities in the Midwest. Through an experimental design study, for a period of six weeks, participants were able to identify how participation in a leisure education program influenced their perceptions of quality of life based on the Quality of Life Profile: Senior Version. A mixed-design Analysis of Variance determined that participation in the 6-week leisure education program did influence perceptions of quality of life based on the Leisure sub domain component of the profile.
Author Maridith A. Janssen
Volume Vol 38, No 3 (2004)