Creative Intention, Participation in Creative & Cultural Activities, and Quality of Life in Older Adults Living in the Community

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)

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Author(s)

  • Kara K W CHAN
  • S T CHENG
  • Desmond C K HUI

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2011

Conference

TitleThe Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting
PlaceUnited States
CityBoston
Period18 - 22 November 2011

Abstract

The present study aimed at investigating the relationship among intention of creativity, participation in creative cultural activities and quality of life in an older population. In light of the Theory of Planned Behavior, it was hypothesized that social norm of creativity, perceived control of creativity, social axiom for creativity and perceived creative self efficacy were significant predictors of intention of creativity, participation and monthly expenses of creative cultural activities, as well as quality of life. Participants included 95 individuals (21 Male and 74 female; aged 60 or above) all living in the community. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses had indicated that perceived control and creative self efficacy were significant predictors explaining 25% of the variance in explaining creative intention after controlling for gender and educational attainment. Quality of life in older adults was significantly predicted by their participation in taking part in creative and cultural activities explaining 17% of the variance. Implications on enhancing creative self efficacy and engaging older adults in creative and cultural activities will also be discussed.

Citation Format(s)

Creative Intention, Participation in Creative & Cultural Activities, and Quality of Life in Older Adults Living in the Community. / HUI, Na Na; CHAN, Kara K W; CHENG, S T; HUI, Desmond C K; SUE-CHAN, C; YEUNG, D Y L.

2011. Paper presented at The Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, United States.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)