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

Aging Ment Health. 2007 Jan;11(1):30-6. doi: 10.1080/13607860600736349.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personal Satisfaction*
  • Quality of Life*
  • Retirement*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Turkey