Exploration of the ageing phenomenon in hong kong and its implications for leisure service delivery

Kam Hung, John L. Crompton

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The study explores the ageing phenomenon in Hong Kong and draws some implications for leisure service delivery. Interviews were conducted with 25 elderly in the Tsuen Wan District in Hong Kong. Purposive sampling was used to select the sample. The interviews were semi-structured, based on an interview guide of open-ended questions. The results of the study suggest that some ageing models which have been developed in western countries are applicable in Hong Kong. Four implications for leisure service delivery in Hong Kong are derived: more research on ageing and leisure should be conducted; leisure education for both elderly and younger generations is needed to cultivate leisure interests; leisure participation can provide companionship for the elderly; and a visitor-oriented approach should be adopted in leisure service delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-53
Number of pages12
JournalWorld Leisure Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Elderly
  • Hong Kong
  • Leisure service delivery
  • Life satisfaction
  • Perceptions of aging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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