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Pickleball, Personality, and Eudaimonic Well-Being in Middle-Aged and Older Adults.

Authors
  • Ryu, Jungsu1, 2
  • Heo, Jinmoo3
  • Lee, Sunwoo2
  • 1 Department of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Marshall University, Huntington, WV,USA.
  • 2 Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacký University Olomouc, Olomouc,Czech Republic. , (Czechia)
  • 3 Department of Sports Industry Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul,South Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of aging and physical activity
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2022
Volume
30
Issue
5
Pages
885–892
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1123/japa.2021-0298
PMID: 35158322
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study explored how personality and serious leisure activities, such as playing pickleball, contribute to eudaimonic well-being in middle-aged and older adults. Data were collected at pickleball events at the 2017 Huntsman World Senior Games from a convenience sample of 250 players aged between 50 and 91 years (M = 65.11, SD = 7.49). Of the five personality dispositions examined, conscientiousness (β = 0.32, p < .001), neuroticism (β = -0.22, p < .01), and openness to experience (β = 0.18, p < .01) were discovered to be significant predictors of eudaimonic well-being. Serious leisure also contributed to eudaimonic well-being (β = 0.28, p < .01). The findings of this study enhance the understanding of the behaviors exhibited by older adults and elucidate the positive impact exerted on eudaimonic well-being by personality and serious leisure.

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