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ERIC Number: EJ817215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Aging Adults Learning New Avocations: Potential Increases in Activity among Educated Baby-Boomers
Johnson, Marcus Lee; Bungum, Timothy
Educational Gerontology, v34 n11 p970-996 Nov 2008
The potential benefits, drawbacks, and preferences of activity (both physical and nonphysical) among Baby-Boomers were the foci of this study. This study included 56 survey participants and 5 interviewees. Descriptive statistics illustrated a preference towards low impact physical activity and cognitively enriching nonphysical activities. Time management was the most frequently perceived barrier to learning or acquiring new activities. Pleasure was the most predominant reason given for wanting to learn/acquire new activities. Themes that emerged from interviews included an awareness of multiple benefits to active living and an acknowledgement of the probable increase in the risk of injury associated with physical activity. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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