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Title: Role of Sports in Selected Mood Profile and Self-Satisfaction: A case Study of Elite Athletes of Pakistan.
Authors: Abbas, Syed Asif
Keywords: Education
Education Physical
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan
Abstract: Main Focus: Sport are thought to be beneficial in shaping mostly desired sociocultural attitudes (sociocultural is something that involves the social and cultural aspects. An example of sociocultural is a focus of study in anthropology. An example of sociocultural is knowing about the people around you and their family backgrounds. Of or relating to both society and culture.) and enhancing lifestyle (among the various benefits attributed to sports), in addition to health and fitness. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the role of sport in profiling mood states and self-satisfaction among Pakistani elite athletes. Method: Quantitative research method was adopted in the study. A total of (1463) Likert Type of questionnaires were administered to elite athletes, however; 1430 valid and dully filled questionnaires with (97.74%) were used in the data analysis. Three different modified questionnaires, namely Sport Participation Questionnaire (SPQ), Profile of Mood States (POMS) and Self-satisfaction Scale (SSS) after following the due procedure of piloting, validity and reliability were developed and used for the collection of required information. The responses were properly tabulated and analyzed with the help a computer software Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), version 26. A significant level of 0.05 was set to accept or reject the hypotheses. Results: Findings of the study indicated an important role of sport in reducing total mood disturbance (p= .046 < 0.05) and significant negative correlation between sport and total mood disturbance (r= -.053). Results of the study revealed a positive role of sport in the development of self-satisfaction (p= .000 < 0.05) and significant positive correlation between predictor (sport) and criterion (self-satisfaction) of athletes (r= .948). No gender-based difference was found in POMS (p > 0.05), however; statistical significant differences were measured on POMS based on formats of sport (P < 0.05), level of sport’s participation (P < 0.05), coaching styles of athletes (P < 0.05), sport experience (P < 0.05), playing environment (P < 0.05), racial group (P < 0.05) and the game they participated in (p< 0.05). No gender, level of sport’s participation, coaching styles of athletes, and sport experience wise differences were noted on self-satisfaction scale (p > 0.05). However, statistical significant differences were measured on self-satisfaction scale based on formats of sport, playing environment, racial group and the game they participated in (p < 0.05). Conclusion and Implication: Based on the data analysis, it has been concluded that sport has played an important role in profiling mood states and self-satisfaction among elite athletes. The findings of the current research suggest that sport can contribute to the overall Psychological development of its participants.
Gov't Doc #: 26060
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