Volume 15, Issue 1 (Spring & Summer 2017)                   CPAP 2017, 15(1): 157-166 | Back to browse issues page

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ramazani F, ramazani F. A Comparison of Mental Health, Resilience & Hardiness In a Sample of Athlete and Non-Athlete. CPAP. 2017; 15 (1) :157-166
URL: http://cpap.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-1077-en.html
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Objective: This research was conducted with the aim of Comparing mental health, resilience & hardiness in a sample of athletes and non-athletes.

Method: This research was done via causal-comparative sampling of 300 individuals, consisting males and females, including 150 athletes and 150 non-athletes between the ages of 14-50. Participants were selected through convenience sampling .The participants' resilience was checked through Conner-Davidson Resilience Scale while their hardiness was measured by Ahvaz Hardiness Inventory. Meanwhile their mental health was assessed by utilizing General Health Questionnaire. The data were analyzed computing Independent Test and MANOVA.

Results: There is a significant difference between mental health, resilience and hardiness of athletes and non-athletes. Mental health, resilience and mental toughness of  the athletes were higher.

Conclusion: Athletes had higher resilience and hardiness and fewer mental health problems and therefore higher mental health. Thus, according to the fundamental role of sport in promoting mental health, planning is necessary for families and responsible organizations to encourage people - especially teenagers and young people - to engage in sports.

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