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dc.contributor.advisorVan Eeden C. Dr.
dc.contributor.advisorWissing, M.P. Prof.
dc.contributor.authorMalebo, Motloi Andrew
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A. (Psychology))--North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, 2005.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine whether young black adults who participate in sport differ in psychological well-being and psychosocial development from those who do not participate actively in sport. An availability sample of 293 students between 20 and 35 years old from three tertiary institutions in South Africa completed self-report measures of psychological well-being and psychosocial development. Reliability and validity of instruments were acceptable for use in this particular group. Students who participate actively in sport had significantly lower levels of negative affect, somatic symptoms, symptoms of depression and pessimistic life orientation, and significantly higher levels of positive affect, sense of coherence and self-efficacy beliefs. They also manifested higher levels of purpose and autonomy. Educational and policy implications of findings are indicated. Key words: Sport participation, physical activity, psychological well-being, psychosocial development, students, and young black adults
dc.publisherNorth-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectSport participationen
dc.subjectPhysical activityen
dc.subjectPsychological well-beingen
dc.subjectPsychosocial developmenten
dc.subjectYoung black adultsen
dc.titleSport participation, psychological well-being and psycho-social development in a group of young black adultsen

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