The relationship between occupation and life satisfaction in elderly persons living in an institution Norikazu Kobayashi 1 , Tamako Miyamae 2 1Health Sciences Major, Graduate School of Medical Science, Hiroshima University 2Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima University Keyword: 高齢障害者 , 作業 , QOL , 施設 , 生活時間 , Disabled elderly , Occupation , Quality of life , Institution , Time use pp.472-481
Published Date 2002/10/15
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 This study examines the relationships among the daily occupation, self-recognition in the occupation, and life satisfaction of 43 elderly individuals who live in an institution. The self-recognition includes an individual's interests, values, etc.

 Results of the study identified several aspects of the subjects' occupations that were related to their level of life satisfaction. To consider the relation between the daily occupation and life satisfaction, it was suggested that self-recognition in the occupation is more important than the type of occupation. Time spent in work/productive activity was found not to correlate with the height of life satisfaction. Regardless of the length of the time involved, it was suggested that the existence of an occupation that is highly valued or interesting influences life satisfaction. It was suggested that life satisfaction could be predicted according to the degree of commitment and value accorded to the daily occupation.

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