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Effects of leisure education on self-rated health among older adults

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This study examined whether a leisure education program could promote leisure autonomy and self-rated health (SRH) among older adults. A pretest-posttest randomized experimental design was conducted. Subjects were randomly assigned to either an experimental group (n = 30) or a control group (n = 30). Data related to leisure autonomy and SRH were collected shortly before and after the experiment. Pretest and posttest data were analyzed using an analysis of covariance. The results indicated that the average posttest scores of leisure autonomy and SRH in the experimental group were significantly higher than those in the control group. Implications of the results are discussed.
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Keywords: leisure autonomy; leisure education; self-rated health

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Living Sciences, National Open University, New Taipei City, Taiwan 2: Graduate Institute of Adult Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 3: Ph.D. Program in Management, Da-Yeh University, Changhua, Taiwan

Publication date: January 2, 2015

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