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Leisure Activities, Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Health Perception of Older Korean Adults

Junhyoung Kim1,*, Kevin K. Byon2, Jaehyun Kim3

1 Department of Health & Wellness Design, Indiana University, Bloomington, 47405, USA
2 Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, 47405, USA
3 Department of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation & Tourism, State University of New York, Brockport, 14420, USA

* Corresponding Author: Junhyoung Kim. Email: email

International Journal of Mental Health Promotion 2021, 23(2), 155-166. https://doi.org/10.32604/IJMHP.2021.015232

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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between types of leisure activities and happiness, life satisfaction, and health perception of older Korean adults during the COVID-19 era. Using snowballing and purposive sampling methods, 123 respondents participated in the study. The results show that participation in outdoor activities and home-based activities served as a strong predictor of happiness, life satisfaction, and health perceptions among older Korean adults. These findings suggest that engaging in outdoor activities and home-based activities is likely to increase the psychological and mental health of older Korean adults during the COVID-19 era.

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Kim, J., Byon, K. K., Kim, J. (2021). Leisure Activities, Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Health Perception of Older Korean Adults. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 23(2), 155–166.

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