Romualdas Malinauskas, Andrius Vaicekauskas


Research aim was to establish peculiarities of wellbeing, activity, mood and optimism of adolescents engaged in sport. Research hypothesis was that sports activities would be beneficial to adolescents’ well-being and optimistic way of thinking. We investigated adolescent athletes of two age groups: 12.81±0.38 and 16±0.49 years of age, 90 athletes in each group. The survey included two measures: one for well being, activity and mood, the other – for the establishment of the optimistic way of thinking. Student’s t test was used to verify the hypotheses of mathematical statistics. The data in the research article show statistically significant differences (p<0.05) between adolescents engaged in sport and not engaged in sport in all investigated parameters. It was established that indices of well-being, activity, mood and optimistic way of thinking for athlete adolescents were higher compared to those of adolescents who had just started regular training sessions.

Keyword(s): well-being; activity; mood; optimism; sport; adolescents
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2013.038
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