Beyond Bingo: A phenomenographic exploration of leisure in aged care
Miller, Evonne (2015) Beyond Bingo: A phenomenographic exploration of leisure in aged care. Journal of Leisure Research, 48(1), pp. 35-49.
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How do older adults living in residential aged care experience leisure activities? What restricts and facilitates participation? These two research questions guided this semi-longitudinal qualitative research, tracking the lived experience of aged care from the perspective of twenty new aged care residents over 18 months (average age, 80 years) through repeated in-depth semi-structured interviews. Interview data were analyzed using phenomenography, an under-utilized qualitative analysis technique that identifies the variations in how people experience, understand, or conceive of a phenomenon. Phenomenography revealed three qualitatively different ways of understanding residents’ leisure experience:
(1) as a structure for living,
(2) creating social connections, and;
(3) maintaining ability.
By illustrating the variation and similarities in how these older Australian residents conceptualise and experience leisure in aged care, the findings may help facilitate a more thoughtful understanding that informs theory, policy and practice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||activities, ageing, leisure, nursing home, phenomenographic, qualitative research|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 National Recreation and Park Association|
|Deposited On:||11 Aug 2015 01:08|
|Last Modified:||28 Feb 2016 02:57|
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