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

Authors

  • Wei-Ching Wang
    • Department of TourismI-Shou University
  • Chang-Yang Wu
    • Department of Recreational Sport and Health promotionNational Pingtung University of Science and Technology
    • Department of Recreational Sport and Health promotionNational Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11482-013-9256-4

Cite this article as:
Wang, W., Wu, C. & Wu, C. Applied Research Quality Life (2014) 9: 591. doi:10.1007/s11482-013-9256-4

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 managementQuality of lifeRetirees

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht and The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) 2013