Sport Involvement as a Correlate of Life Satisfaction among Team Sports Participants in Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. Osun State

Aderonmu, Kehinde Adebayo


The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between involvement in physical activity (sports) and satisfaction with life (Psychological Health) among ball game participants of a tertiary institution south west Nigeria. Populations for the study consist of all ballgame participants while the purposive sampling technique was used to select 100 participants (Basketball 25; Football 25; Handball 25; and Volleyball 25). Satisfaction with life was measured using the scale of Diener, Emmons, Larsen and Griffin (1985) in which participants answered five statements about how satisfied with life they are on a five-point scale. The result indicated that there was a significant influence of involvement in sport on satisfaction with life (F (2, 97) =48.143, p<0.05) of ball game participants. Percentage and the One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to analysis the data.

Keywords: Sports Involvement; Satisfaction with life; Ball game; Psychological Well-being.

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