Title

Factors affecting leisure participation of senior citizens in Brgy. Salawag, Dasmarinas City, Cavite

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Keywords

Elderly, Leisure Activities

Abstract

The study specifically aimed to identify the demographic profile of the respondents, to determine their current and preferred leisure activities, and to classify factors, based on Dridea and Sztruten's study (2010) as either helpful or not helpful to leisure participation. The study used the quantitative descriptive research design. It was conducted in Barangay Salawag East, Dasmarinas City, Cavite and covered male and female senior citizens aged 60 and above who were selected through non-probability sampling, specifically convenience sampling and snowball technique. A survey questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents. From these data on hand, frequency distribution and percentages were used to accomplish the objectives set and delineate the factors affecting the engagement in leisure activities of the senior citizens. Based on the findings, most of the respondents were aged 60-69, females, married, high school graduates, unemployed, and have family monthly income of P10,000 and below. The respondents mostly engaged in recreational activity and preferred to engage in social activities. The factors gender, occupation, health condition, marital status, duties and obligations to the family, home and social environment, influence of friends, influence of family, skills and abilities, personality, confidence, culture born into, accessibility and location of facilities, car ownership and mobility, time availability, and opportunities to leisure activities have been shown to be very helpful in leisure participation of senior citizens. On the other hand, age and income were perceived to be slightly helpful to leisure participation by the respondents.

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