The Journal of Korean Society of Community-Based Occupational Therapy Vol.12 No.3 pp.27-35
The Effect of Time Use on Boredom of Parents of Children with Disabilities
Key Words : Occupational balance,Occupational deprivation,Boredom,Time use
Objective : This study aimed to examine lifestyles of parents of children with disabilities in terms of their time use and to confirm the effect of time use on their boredom. Method : The number of samples was calculated using the G*Power 3.1 program, and a total of 142 parents of children with disabilities were investigated in this study. Occupational Questionnaire (OQ) was used to evaluate lifestyles of the subjects, and the lifestyles were analyzed in regards to the four areas classified as daily living work, leisure, work, and rest. In addition, the Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS) was applied to evaluate boredom of parents of children with disabilities. Pearson's correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression analysis were conducted to confirm the relevance of variables influencing boredom. Result : According to the result of Correlation analysis of variables affecting boredom, work (r=-.179, p<.05), rest (r=-.221, p<.01), and family income (r=-.248, p<.01) showed a negative correlation, and daily living work (r=.294, p<.001) showed a positive correlation. As a result of analyzing the causal relationship of variables affecting boredom, the F value (13.473), which indicates the suitability of the model, was statistically significant (p<.000), and the adjusted-R2 indicated that daily living work (β=.001, p<.001) and family income (β=-.196, p<.01) explained 25% of boredom. Conclusion : Using time passively centered on daily living work can have a negative impact on health and wellness as well as boredom of parents of children with disabilities. Lifestyle redesign considering occupational balance will be a matter that must be considered when approaching rehabilitation interventions to improve the health of parents of children with disabilities in the future.