Contribution of Leisure-Time Physical Activity on Psychological Benefits Among Elderly Immigrants

Junhyoung Kim, Sanghee Chun, Jinmoo Heo, Sunwoo Lee, Areum Han

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Research provides evidence that leisure-time physical activity engagement promotes health and well-being among older adults. In this study, using data released from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) in 2008, we focused on the exploration of the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and psychological benefits such as positive affect, optimism, psychological well-being, and life satisfaction among elderly immigrants. The results of this study demonstrated that leisure-time physical activities play an important role in gaining psychological benefits. This finding provided further evidence that leisure-time physical activities provides rich opportunities for elderly immigrants to experience psychological benefits, which may contribute to quality of life and successful aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-470
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Research in Quality of Life
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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