Sports involvement has been found to be related to social and psychological well-being in Icelandic adolescents. The present study investigated whether similar relationships exist for American adolescents. A group of 89 high school seniors completed a questionnaire that gathered data on sports involvement, depression, intimacy with parents and friends, and grade point average. It was found that the moderate sports involvement group (3 to 6 hours per week) had lower depression scores than did the low sports involvement group (2 hours or less per week). The findings are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)