Abstract


INVESTIGATION OF LIFE SATISFACTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ACCORDING TO THEIR SPORTS PARTICIPATION EXPERIENCES

The aim of this research is to examine the life satisfaction and psychological resilience of university students according to their experiences of participating in sports in terms of some variables. The study group of the research consisted of 357 (Female= 150, Male= 207, x ̅=22.06 years old) senior university students studying at Karadeniz Technical University and Trabzon University in the 2021-2022 academic year. In this descriptive and quantitative research method, the “Satisfaction with Life” scale developed by Diener, Emmons, Larsen, and Griffin (1985) and Smith et al. (2008) “Brief Resilience Scale” was used. The data obtained as a result of the data collection process carried out by the researcher were carried out with the 26th version of the SPSS statistical package program. When the results of the analysis were examined in terms of life satisfaction, it was determined that the scores of the students who stated that they participated in sports at the primary school level were significantly higher. According to the scores obtained from the psychological resilience scale, it was observed that there were significant differences in 2 categories in favor of the male students and the students who stated that they participated in sports in the primary education period in terms of the gender variable. In this study, in which no significant difference was noted in terms of other variables, it was determined that participation in sports in primary education period is important for university students in terms of psychological resilience and life satisfaction.



Keywords

University student, sport, life satisfaction, resilience.


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