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Nature of leisure activities among the Chinese-American elderly

TitleNature of leisure activities among the Chinese-American elderly
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsAllison, MT, Geiger, CW
JournalLeisure SciencesLeisure Sciences
Volume15
Pagination309-319
Date PublishedOct-Dec
ISBN Number0149-0400<br/>1521-0588
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 1994-23665-001
Keywords*Asians, *Leisure Time, *Participation, Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Recreation & Leisure [3740], types & nature of leisure activities & reasons for continued participation, Chinese American 64-85 yr olds
AbstractIdentified types of leisure activities engaged in, the nature of those activities, and the reasons for continued participation among 25 elderly Chinese-American Ss (aged 64-85 yrs) residing in a metropolitan community. Interview data indicate that these Ss, many of whom had lived in the US for most of their adult lives, were involved in a wide range of leisure activities including tai chi, mah-jongg, television watching, walking, reading, gardening, and sewing. Ss engaged in many of these activities for entertainment and personal development. These activities served educational and cultural functions as well. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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