Life satisfaction and leisure activities during men's retirement: A Turkish sample

Sener A., Terzioglu R. G. , Karabulut E.

AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, vol.11, no.1, pp.30-36, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13607860600736349
  • Title of Journal : AGING & MENTAL HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-36


This study was planned and carried out as a pilot study to determine the life satisfaction of men from the Official Social Security Institutions in Turkey (n = 231). The Life Satisfaction Index was used as the measure. Among this group of retired men, the most popular leisure activities were audio-visual and reading. The strongest predictor of life satisfaction was the frequency of participation in leisure activities, followed by the level of satisfaction with health, income, and planning of leisure activities.