Loneliness and life satisfaction of boys with Developmental Coordination Disorder: The impact of leisure participation and perceived freedom in leisure

Poulsen, Anne A., Ziviani, Jenny M., Johnson, Helen and Cuskelly, Monica (2008) Loneliness and life satisfaction of boys with Developmental Coordination Disorder: The impact of leisure participation and perceived freedom in leisure. Human Movement Science, 27 2: 325-343. doi:10.1016/j.humov.2008.02.004


Author Poulsen, Anne A.
Ziviani, Jenny M.
Johnson, Helen
Cuskelly, Monica
Title Loneliness and life satisfaction of boys with Developmental Coordination Disorder: The impact of leisure participation and perceived freedom in leisure
Journal name Human Movement Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-9457
Publication date 2008-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.humov.2008.02.004
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 325
End page 343
Total pages 19
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
111704 Community Child Health
Abstract A theoretical model linking motor ability with perceived freedom in leisure, participation in team sports, loneliness, and global life satisfaction was tested using linear confirmatory path analysis. Participants were 173 boys aged 10–13 years who filled in self-report questionnaires about perceived freedom in leisure, loneliness, and global life satisfaction. Parents of boys completed 7-day diaries and 12-month retrospective recall questionnaires about their son’s leisure-time activity participation. Results of path analyses confirmed that the fit of the hypothetical model was consistent with predictions. The inferred direct pathways of influence between both total loneliness and global life satisfaction on motor ability were in the expected directions (i.e., inverse and positive relationships, respectively). Perceived Freedom in Leisure (PFL) and participation in team sports were two intermediate variables indirectly influencing these relationships. Although PFL was identified as a motivational process influencing participation levels in team sports it was noted that other psychological and environmental factors must also be considered when evaluating child–activity–environment fit for boys with developmental coordination disorder.
Keyword Developmental coordination disorder
Motor ability
Loneliness
Life satisfaction
Leisure
Q-Index Code C1
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