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Balish, Shea M.; Conacher, Dan; Dithurbide, Lori – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Preliminary findings suggest sport participation is positively associated with happiness. However, it is unknown if this association is universal and how sport compares to other leisure activities in terms of an association with happiness. This study had 3 objectives: (a) to test if sport membership is associated with happiness, (b) to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Recreational Activities, Psychological Patterns, Participation
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Richards, Rosalina; Williams, Sheila; Poulton, Richie; Reeder, Anthony I. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
This study examined the strength of tracking sport participation from childhood to early adulthood among the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study cohort. Participation in sport, dance, or gymnastics as part of a club or group (outside of school) was assessed at ages 7, 9, 15, 18, and 21 years. In addition to the traditionally…
Descriptors: Clubs, Athletes, Children, Participation