Occupational engagement and life satisfaction in the oldest old: the Umeå 85+ study
2007 (English)In: OTJR (Thorofare, N.J.), ISSN 1539-4492, Vol. 27, no 4, 131-139 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study was designed to evaluate whether the level of occupational engagement is relatedto life satisfaction among the oldest-old. The study was performed as part of a cross-sectionalstudy of individuals 85 years and older in northern Sweden. The results revealed significantcorrelations between life satisfaction and engagement in both leisure and activities of daily living,and the effect sizes were interpreted as medium. This study adds some support to earlierfindings that a higher level of task performance is related to a higher level of life satisfaction.The results also give some clinical evidence to support a client-centered approach that includesconsideration of leisure tasks a person is motivated to perform.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 27, no 4, 131-139 p.
well-being, participation, leisure activities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42977OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42977DiVA: diva2:410848