Teamsports and Mental Well-Being: Analysis of Demographic Factors

Authors

  • Suzila Ismail1, Farah Nadia Mohd Faudzi1, Mohd Azrin Mohd Nasir1, Nor A’tikah Mat Ali1, Aizul Firdaus Musa2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.11026

Keywords:

teamsports, mental well-being, student, demographic

Abstract

Concern regarding university students’ experiencing mental health problems has grown widely. Based on
the positive effects of teamsports participation in dealing with mental health problems, this study aims to
investigate the relatedness of teamsports and mental well-being among university students. A total of 217
respondents have participated in this study. The current study adopted a quantitative approach using the
survey for collecting data. The data was analyzed using SPSS 25. Analyses involved frequency, percentage,
score level, t-test and ANOVA. The reliability test results of Mental Wellbeing Scale (? = 0.90) considered as
good. The level of mental wellbeing found to be high among the majority participants (83.9%). There were
significant differences of well-being based on gender and factor that influenced the students to involve in
teamsports. However, there were no significant differences of well-being based on the ethnic of the students
and the frequency of the use of the sports center (F (6,210) = 1.882, p>0.05). In conclusion, this study further
adds to the knowledge of mental well-being and teamsports among students.

Author Biography

Suzila Ismail1, Farah Nadia Mohd Faudzi1, Mohd Azrin Mohd Nasir1, Nor A’tikah Mat Ali1, Aizul Firdaus Musa2

1Senior Lecturer, 2Youth and Sports Personnel, School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy, College of
Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia 06010 UUM Sintok, Malaysia

Published

2020-09-11

How to Cite

Suzila Ismail1, Farah Nadia Mohd Faudzi1, Mohd Azrin Mohd Nasir1, Nor A’tikah Mat Ali1, Aizul Firdaus Musa2. (2020). Teamsports and Mental Well-Being: Analysis of Demographic Factors. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(9), 308-313. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.11026