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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2021 Oct 15

DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.21.12924-X

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Relationship between passion and psychological well-being of Taekwondo athletes: testing the mediating effects of social behavior

Youngtaek OH

Department of Kinesiology, College Natural Science, Jeju National University, Jeju, Republic of Korea


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OBJECTIVE: The study uses PROCESS Macro statistical model and examines the causal relationship of passion, social behavior, and psychological well-being of Taekwondo athletes.
METHODS: Passion, social behavior, and psychological well-being were measured among 261 registered athletes at Korea Taekwondo Association in 2021 in South Korea. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS 24.0, PROCESS Macro, Amos 24.0.
RESULTS: Harmonious passion had a significant indirect effect through prosocial behavior on the feelings of self-realization, confidence, and flow and through antisocial behavior on the feeling of flow. Obsessive passion had a significant indirect effect through prosocial behavior on the feelings of self-realization, confidence, and flow and through antisocial behavior on feeling of flow, hedonic enjoyment.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the study suggest that the level of perceiving psychological wellbeing differs based on the level of Taekwondo athletes’ dualistic passion. social behavior, the study is expected to serve as a model study that enables applying psychological well-being.


KEY WORDS: Passion; Social behavior; Psychological well-being; PROCESS Macro

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