Free Time Management Contributes to Better Quality of Life: A Study of Undergraduate Students in Taiwan

Wei Ching Wang, Chin Hsung Kao, Tzung Cheng Huan, Chung Chi Wu*

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Abstract

This study was designed to identify the relationship between free time management and quality of life, exploring whether the amount of free time or the way people using their free time relates to their quality of life. Data were collected from National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. Of the 500 questionnaires distribute, 403 usable questionnaires were received with an 81% response rate. The result has found a positive relationship between free time management and quality of life. Contrary to this, there was no significant relationship between time allocation and quality of life. Results might indicate that people who manage their free time well lead to better quality of life. Suggestions based on the observed relationship and directions for future researches were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-573
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Happiness Studies
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Free time
  • Quality of life
  • Time management
  • Undergraduates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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