Free Time Management Makes Better Retirement: A Case Study of Retirees' Quality of Life in Taiwan

Wei Ching Wang, Chang Yang Wu, Chung Chi Wu*

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the relationships between free time management and quality of life for retirees. Data were collected by convenience sampling from the four main districts of Taiwan. Overall, 454 usable questionnaires were received. The data showed a positive relationship between free time management and quality of life (r = 0.72, p <.05). However, contrary to this, the relationships between time allocation and quality of life were not significant or even negative. These results indicate that retirees who effectively manage their free time can enjoy a better quality of life. Suggestions are made based on the observed relationship and some directions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-604
Number of pages14
JournalApplied Research in Quality of Life
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Free time management
  • Quality of life
  • Retirees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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