publication . Article . 2016

Leisure Consumption and well-Being among Older Adults : Does Age or Life Situation Matter?

Tiia Kekäläinen; Terhi-Anna Wilska; Katja Kokko;
Open Access English
  • Published: 30 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
This study investigated the associations between leisure consumption and well-being in older adults (50–74 years old). To find out whether these associations are age-specific, they were compared with the associations observed among younger adults (18–49 years old). Differences between the older adults by age and life situation were also examined. This study was based on the “Finland 2014 – Consumption and Life style” survey (N = 1351), conducted among a representative sample of the Finnish adult population. Well-being was measured as mental, economic and physical well-being. Objects of leisure consumption were grouped by factor analysis, and the associations bet...
Subjects
free text keywords: leisure, consumption, leisure consumption, emotional well-being, well-being, physical well-being, economic well-being, older adults, senior citizens, Life-span and Life-course Studies, Health care, business.industry, business, Psychology, Life style, Marital status, Social psychology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Regression analysis, Younger adults, Gerontology
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