Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 561–573 | Cite as

Free Time Management Contributes to Better Quality of Life: A Study of Undergraduate Students in Taiwan

  • Wei-Ching Wang
  • Chin-Hsung Kao
  • Tzung-Cheng Huan
  • Chung-Chi Wu
Article

Abstract

This study was designed to identify the relationship between free time management and quality of life, exploring whether the amount of free time or the way people using their free time relates to their quality of life. Data were collected from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. Of the 500 questionnaires distribute, 403 usable questionnaires were received with an 81% response rate. The result has found a positive relationship between free time management and quality of life. Contrary to this, there was no significant relationship between time allocation and quality of life. Results might indicate that people who manage their free time well lead to better quality of life. Suggestions based on the observed relationship and directions for future researches were discussed.

Keywords

Free time Time management Quality of life Undergraduates 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei-Ching Wang
    • 1
  • Chin-Hsung Kao
    • 2
  • Tzung-Cheng Huan
    • 3
  • Chung-Chi Wu
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationNational Chia-Yi UniversityChia-yiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Leisure and Recreation IndustryNational Taiwan Sport UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan
  3. 3.Graduate Institute of Recreation, Tourism and HospitalityNational Chia-yi UniversityChia-yiTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Recreation Sport and Health PromotionNational Pingtung University of Science and TechnologyPingtungTaiwan

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