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Associations between women's subjective perceptions of daily occupations and life satisfaction, and the role of perceived control
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation. (Kvalitetsförbättringar, innovationer och ledarskap inom vård och omsorg)
Sahlgrenska akademin, Göteborgs universitet.
Inst för hälsa, vård och samhälle, Avd för arbetsterapi och gerontologi, Lunds universitet.
2011 (English)In: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, ISSN 0045-0766, E-ISSN 1440-1630, Vol. 58, no 6, p. 397-404Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND/AIM:

More knowledge is needed about the role of perceived control in the associations between different perceptions of daily occupations and positive health outcomes. The aim was to explore the associations between different subjective perceptions of daily occupations, in terms of occupational balance, occupational meaning, occupational value and satisfaction with occupations, and life satisfaction, and the role of perceived control in those associations.

METHODS:

A questionnaire including questions about perceptions of daily occupations, perceived control and life satisfaction were answered by a random sample of 488 middle-aged Swedish women. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to test the associations between perceptions of daily occupations and life satisfaction, and the role of perceived control.

RESULTS:

After adjustments for perceived control women who perceived a high level of satisfaction with work and leisure, occupational balance, occupational meaning and occupational value perceived greater life satisfaction than the other women. Perceived control was not significant in the model.

CONCLUSIONS:

It seems that occupational balance and occupational meaning were pivotal for the women's life satisfaction, but satisfaction with work and leisure, as well as perceived occupational value, was also of importance. The assumption that perceived control would have a role in the association between perceptions of occupations and life satisfaction was not confirmed.

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY:

The results indicate that occupational therapists need to focus on occupational balance, occupational meaning, occupational value and satisfaction with work and leisure to promote positive health outcomes, in terms of life satisfaction, when working with middle-aged female clients.

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2011. Vol. 58, no 6, p. 397-404
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-16057DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00976.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-16057DiVA, id: diva2:441233
Available from: 2011-09-15 Created: 2011-09-15 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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