Objectives : In this study, we investigate the effect of elderly occupational participation on quality of life
and self-esteem according to occupational participation when compared with participation of
Methods : 50 adult and 50 elderly groups were asked to distribute a questionnaire to assess their quality
of life, their self-esteem, and their participation in the occupationa. The results of the evaluation
were analyzed statistically.
Results : There was no statistically significant difference in the quality of life and self-esteem among
adult and elderly groups. However, there was a significant difference between the elderly and
adult in play, leisure, education, and social participation. Play, leisure, and education were significantly
correlated with the quality of life of the elderly, and play and social participation
were correlated with self-esteem.
Conclusion : Participation in the occupation of elderly people has a major impact on quality of life and
self-esteem, and play, leisure, and social participation can be important factors.