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An Exploratory Study on the Leisure Competence in Elderly People's Leisure Participation

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2010, 34(1), pp.115-134
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

유광민 1 Kim, Nam Jo 1

1한양대학교

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ABSTRACT

A critical review of the previous literature on the leisure constraint theories and various elderly leisure theories. indicates that the old people need to successfully adapt to the change of social psychological and economical circumstances which are accompanied by the retirement and aging. This study defines leisure competence as an important factor that influences successful leisure participation among the elderly. Results of this study suggest that the construct of leisure competence might be consisted of the resource-drive factor including the level of one's economy, prior leisure experience, the level of leisure skill and learning ability; socio-environmental factor such as social norm and support, and; internal characteristic factor like internal leisure motivation, modern life value, and personality. Findings of this study implies that leisure competence need to be strengtened for a successful leisure participation among the elderly.

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