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Article: Leisure participation amongst Hong Kong Chinese older adults

TitleLeisure participation amongst Hong Kong Chinese older adults
Authors
KeywordsChinese older adults
Hong Kong
Leisure activity
Participation pattern
Issue Date2004
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://titles.cambridge.org/journals/journal_catalogue.asp?historylinks=ALPHA&mnemonic=ASO
Citation
Ageing And Society, 2004, v. 24 n. 4, p. 617-629 How to Cite?
AbstractGerontologists have recognised the important Influence of leisure activity on the mental and physical health of older adults. To date, however, there have been few studies of the patterns of participation in leisure activity among older adults in Hong Kong. This study examines a large representative sample of Hong Kong older adults and the associations between their socio-economic and health characteristics and their leisure activities. The data are from a cross-sectional survey of 2,180 respondents aged 60 or more years, conducted in 2000 by the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department. There were full records for 2,144 respondents. Among the participation rates in the seven categories of leisure activities, watching television or listening to radio was the highest, while the lowest was for playing mahjong or cards. The characteristics that significantly correlated with the level of participation differed by the activity. Although no consistent pattern emerged, gender, education, employment status, receiving welfare benefits, self-rated health and functional impairment were the strongest correlates for most types of leisure activity. The paper is concluded by comparing the results with previous findings, and by discussing the service implications of the findings, the limitations of the study, and directions for future research. © 2004 Cambridge University Press.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/43490
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.827
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.870
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dc.contributor.authorChow, NWSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
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dc.description.abstractGerontologists have recognised the important Influence of leisure activity on the mental and physical health of older adults. To date, however, there have been few studies of the patterns of participation in leisure activity among older adults in Hong Kong. This study examines a large representative sample of Hong Kong older adults and the associations between their socio-economic and health characteristics and their leisure activities. The data are from a cross-sectional survey of 2,180 respondents aged 60 or more years, conducted in 2000 by the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department. There were full records for 2,144 respondents. Among the participation rates in the seven categories of leisure activities, watching television or listening to radio was the highest, while the lowest was for playing mahjong or cards. The characteristics that significantly correlated with the level of participation differed by the activity. Although no consistent pattern emerged, gender, education, employment status, receiving welfare benefits, self-rated health and functional impairment were the strongest correlates for most types of leisure activity. The paper is concluded by comparing the results with previous findings, and by discussing the service implications of the findings, the limitations of the study, and directions for future research. © 2004 Cambridge University Press.en_HK
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dc.rightsAgeing and Society. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.en_HK
dc.subjectChinese older adultsen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectLeisure activityen_HK
dc.subjectParticipation patternen_HK
dc.titleLeisure participation amongst Hong Kong Chinese older adultsen_HK
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