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Correlates of the Participation of Leisure Activities, Leisure Satisfaction, and Quality of Life among Disabled People

장애인의 여가활동참여와 여가만족, 삶의 질과의 관계

  • Nam, Hyun Joo (Dept. of Social Welfare, Gachon University) ;
  • Lee, Hyun Ji (Dept. of Social Welfare, Catholic University of Daegu)
  • 남현주 (가천대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 이현지 (대구가톨릭대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2017.01.31
  • Accepted : 2017.03.23
  • Published : 2017.03.31

Abstract

The purpose of the this study was to investigate the association of the participation of leisure activities, leisure satisfaction and quality of life, and analyze the mediating effect of leisure satisfaction in the relationship between the participation of leisure activities and quality of life among people with disabilities. For the purpose, the data were collected by using non-random purposive and convenient sampling methods and 192 disabled people who reside in Daegu city and Kyungpook provinces filled out self-administered questionnaires for this study. Findings of the study indicated that there were statistically significant relationships among the participation of leisure activities, leisure satisfaction, and quality of life and active types of leisure activities such as physical activities, travel activities, and social participating activities were significantly related with leisure satisfaction and quality of life. In addition, the mediating effect of leisure satisfaction in the relationship between the participation of leisure activities and quality of life was statistically significant. Based on the findings of the study, possible practice implications for improving quality of life among disabled people and recommendation for further study were provided.