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Applied Research in Quality of Life

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 591-604

Free Time Management Makes Better Retirement: A Case Study of Retirees’ Quality of Life in Taiwan

  • Wei-Ching WangAffiliated withDepartment of Tourism, I-Shou University
  • , Chang-Yang WuAffiliated withDepartment of Recreational Sport and Health promotion, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
  • , Chung-Chi WuAffiliated withDepartment of Recreational Sport and Health promotion, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology Email author 

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships between free time management and quality of life for retirees. Data were collected by convenience sampling from the four main districts of Taiwan. Overall, 454 usable questionnaires were received. The data showed a positive relationship between free time management and quality of life (r = 0.72, p < .05). However, contrary to this, the relationships between time allocation and quality of life were not significant or even negative. These results indicate that retirees who effectively manage their free time can enjoy a better quality of life. Suggestions are made based on the observed relationship and some directions for future research are discussed.

Keywords

Free time management Quality of life Retirees