Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AND SELF-ESTEEM AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Abstract

Helena P. Pereira, Diana G. Lopes, Marcela C. Gonçalves, e José J. Vasconcelos-Raposo

This study aims to compare students of Psychology and Sport about the Psychological Wellbeing (PWB) and Self-Esteem. A total of 126 subjects (42.9% male) of Psychology and Sport courses (51.6% of Sport) participated in this study. The results suggest that Self-Esteem variable is not related to the PWB, since the association between these two variables is negative, although not significant (r = -.090). The results also show that there are no significant differences between students of Sport and Psychology in the levels of BEP and its dimensions. Nevertheless, it is clear that when put together, the knowledge in the areas of Psychology and Sport, are able to increase the PWB. In conclusion, the knowledge in the mental health area and physical activity establishing itself areas to invest to promote overall mental health levels

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