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The Association between Group/Team Sport and Perceived Life Satisfaction, Psychological Well-being and Self-Esteem in an Adult population

Kelly, Samantha (2022) The Association between Group/Team Sport and Perceived Life Satisfaction, Psychological Well-being and Self-Esteem in an Adult population. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aims: The aim of the current study is to examine any differences in levels of Life Satisfaction, Psychological well-being and self-esteem that may be present in those that engage in group sports/exercise when compared to those that exercise/sport alone within an adult population aged 18-55.

Method: A questionnaire was administered through Microsoft forms to participants (n=187) which was shared on social media and consisted of Four questionnaires. Basic Demographic information was collected alongside information regarding exercise/sports engagement. Three additional questionnaires measuring Life satisfaction, Psychological well-being and self-esteem were also administered.

Results: Findings showed that exercise engagement style had no impact on levels of self-reported life satisfaction or self-esteem. A Statistically significant result was found in Psychological well-being with participants that engage in both group and individual exercise/sport scoring higher in Psychological well-being when compared to those that exercise solely on their own. (P = 0.2)

Conclusion: Findings provide a greater understanding of the impact of social engagement/social cohesion on self-reported levels of Life satisfaction, Psychological well-being and Self-esteem in a young and middle aged adult population. These findings have important implications which are discussed below.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Sports
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2022 10:51
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022 10:51
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5651

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