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A Qualitative Study on the Role of Leisure in Meaning - Making in Later Life :Focusing on Community - Dwelling Older Adults Who are Participating in Badminton Club

LEE BO-MI 1

1세종대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to explore the role of leisure in meaning-making among 8 community-dwelling older people who played badminton for a long period. The study analyzed the role of leisure in meaning-making which can promote healing and personal development, especially for persons with life difficulties and personal limitations. The exploratory nature of this study involved a variety of interests through their voices and lived experiences. Their perspectives helped to identify in the way and the method in which leisure pursuits can contribute to making one’s life more meaningful among older people. Eight semi-structured interviews were conducted. Analysis of the interviews identified several key themes of meaning-making from leisure that include the role of leisure in promoting: (i) an enjoyable life, (ii) a stabilized life, (iii) a connected life, and (iv) an empowered life. Overall, this study provided evidence for the role of leisure in meaning-making in later life. These findings along with implications for practitioners and future research are provided.

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