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Differences of Participation in Common Activities and Life Satisfaction in Swedish Senior Cohousing by Longitudinal Analyses : Focus on Differences Between the Years of 2001 and 2010
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Differences of Participation in Common Activities and Life Satisfaction in Swedish Senior Cohousing by Longitudinal Analyses : Focus on Differences Between the Years of 2001 and 2010
Choi, Jungshin; Cho, Jaesoon;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this research is to find out the differences of participation in common activities and life satisfaction of Swedish senior cohousing residents between the years of 2001 and 2010 by conducting a longitudinal study. The same questionnaire were surveyed nationwide to 186 residents of 8 Senior cohousings in 2001 and 127 residents of 4 +40 cohousings in 2010, resulting in total 313 respondents` data. The results show that the +40 cohousing respondents are more likely than Senior cohousing respondents to participate in all common activities, especially common meals and common coffee meetings. However, the subjective evaluation of the quantity as well as the contents of participating in common activities does not statistically differ in the two groups and life satisfaction is similarly high with a few differences. The +40 cohousing respondents are less likely to stay at and more likely to move into age-mixed cohousing if they have a chance to move when compared to their Senior cohousing counterparts. The result of this research reveals that the general characteristics of senior cohousing residents have been changed and they have become more likely to be active participants of various common activities and have high life satisfaction.
 Keywords
senior cohousing;participation in common activity;life satisfaction;Sweden;longitudinal analysis;
 Language
Korean
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