The Role of Leisure Engagement for Health Benefits Among Korean Older Women

Junhyoung Kim, Lori Anne Irwin

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Abstract

This qualitative study was designed to examine the benefits of leisure to older Korean women. Using a constructive grounded theory methodology, in this study we identified three categories of benefits from leisure activities: (a) developing social connections, (b) enhancing psychological well-being, and (c) improving physical health. The findings of this study demonstrate that involvement in leisure activities offers substantial physical, psychological, and social benefits for older Korean women. The results also suggest that these benefits can provide an opportunity for older Korean adults to improve their health and well-being, which, in turn, may help promote successful aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1374
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume36
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015

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