Level of Occupational Balance among Retirees in Malaysia


  • Qistina Taqifa Menon Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Zamir Che Daud Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia and Special Population Research, Innovation and Knowledge (SPaRK), Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Siti Nor Ismalina Isa Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Manoj Kumar Ranabhat Hamad Medical Corporation, Occupational Therapy Department, Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, Doha, Qatar




Occupational balance, Retiree, Retirement, Quality of life


Occupational balance has been proven to benefit retirees’ health and can significantly improve their life satisfaction and quality of life post-retirement. This study aims to examine the level of occupational balance among retirees in Malaysia. A cross-sectional study was conducted using purposive sampling to recruit 400 participants from the retiree population. Based on the findings, the mean of OBQ11 total scores was 22.96 (SD = 4.79), with a minimum score of 10.00 and a maximum score of 33.00. To conclude, this study showed that retirees in Malaysia have a high level of occupational balance.


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How to Cite

Menon, Q. T., Che Daud, A. Z., Isa, S. N. I., & Ranabhat, M. K. (2024). Level of Occupational Balance among Retirees in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 395–400. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v9i27.5609

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