Leisure lifestyle and health-related quality of life of Taiwanese adults

Ming-Ching Yang1, Jen-Son Cheng1, Shu-Wen Yu2
1Department of Leisure Studies and Tourism Management, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan
2Department of Leisure and Recreation Management, Asia University, Taiwan
Cite this article:  Yang, M.-C., Cheng, J.-S., & Yu, S.-W. (2012). Leisure lifestyle and health-related quality of life of Taiwanese adults. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 40(2), 301-318.

Volume 40 Issue 2 | e2487 | Published: February 2012 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2012.40.2.301

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The relationship between various leisure lifestyles (LLS) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was analyzed. The 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36; Ware, Kosinski, & Keller, 1994) was completed by 622 residents of Taiwan. Factor analysis resulted in 6 dimensions of leisure lifestyle: preferred travel, self-realization, morning action, exercise loving, homebody, and social support. The scores for self-realization were the highest and the scores for morning action the lowest. Cluster analysis was applied to categorize the respondents into 4 leisure lifestyle groups: morning exercisers, traveling and social people, static recreation people, and active exercisers. In general, those groups of people for whom their LLS included more exercise had a better HRQoL.
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