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Large-Scale Sport Events and Resident Well-Being: Examining PERMA and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Jason Doyle, Kevin Filo, Alana Thomson, and Thilo Kunkel

between sport consumption via spectating and social–psychological well-being. We adopted a positive psychology perspective and used Seligman’s ( 2011 ) PERMA (positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment) framework to examine the extent to which large-scale events may provide

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A “Positive Psychology” of Athletic Training

Column-editor : Leslee A. Fisher and Craig A. Wrisberg

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Experiences of Playing Volt Hockey With Focus on Well-Being According to Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement: An Interview Study

Anna Carin Aho, Elisabeth Renmarker, Malin Axelsson, and Jenny Jakobsson

theoretical framework in this study is based on positive psychology and the five elements in PERMA, each of which are building blocks of well-being ( Seligman, 2011 ). Subjective well-being has been described as a person’s cognitive and affective evaluations of his or her life and involves experiences of

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Correlates of Participation in Physical Activity for Adolescent Girls: A Systematic Review of Recent Literature

Stuart J.H. Biddle, Sarah H. Whitehead, Toni M. O’Donovan, and Mary E. Nevill


Many adolescent girls have low levels of physical activity and participation declines with age. This review identifies recent correlates of physical activity in adolescent girls.


Systematic review of papers published 1999 to mid-2003. Papers (k = 51) reporting a measure of physical activity and at least one potential correlate of physical activity in adolescent girls were analyzed.


Demographics related to physical activity were female gender (–), non-white ethnicity (–), age (–), and socio-economic status (+). Psychological correlates positively associated with physical activity were enjoyment, perceived competence, self-efficacy, and physical self-perceptions. Behavioral correlates showed that smoking was associated with lower and organized sport involvement with greater activity. Physical activity was associated with parental and family support but we found no consistent trends for environmental variables. Effects were small-to-moderate.


Modifiable correlates for adolescent girls clustered around “positive psychology,” organized sport involvement, and the family.

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The Relationship Between Gratitude and Religious Identification of NCAA Athletes: A Replication Study

Nicole T. Gabana, Jeffrey B. Ruser, Mariya A. Yukhymenko-Lescroart, and Jenelle N. Gilbert

Two relatively new areas of exploration in the sport psychology literature are athlete gratitude and athlete spirituality. With the emergence of positive psychology in the 1990s, gratitude became a topic of interest for researchers across various branches of psychology. Gratitude has been examined

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Gratitude, Coach–Athlete Relationships, and Burnout in Collegiate Student-Athletes

Jeffrey B. Ruser, Mariya A. Yukhymenko-Lescroart, Jenelle N. Gilbert, Wade Gilbert, and Stephanie D. Moore

Developed as a response to the shift in psychological scholarship toward the treatment and healing of psychological pathologies, the science of positive psychology examines human strengths and virtues, such as well-being, contentment, satisfaction, hope, optimism, and happiness ( Seligman

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Feeling Vital by Watching Sport: The Roles of Team Identification and Stadium Attendance in Enhancing Subjective Vitality

Masayuki Yoshida, Mikihiro Sato, and Jason Doyle

management research to sport consumers’ well-being. Applying the insights from the positive psychology movement that has become increasingly influential across academic fields (e.g.,  Ryan & Deci, 2000 ; Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000 ), sport management scholars have attempted to explain how the

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How Do Positive Psychological Constructs Affect Physical Activity Engagement Among Individuals at High Risk for Chronic Health Conditions? A Qualitative Study

Rachel A. Millstein, Jeff C. Huffman, Anne N. Thorndike, Melanie Freedman, Carlyn Scheu, Sonia Kim, Hermioni L. Amonoo, Margot Barclay, and Elyse R. Park

positive psychology and physical activity intervention adapted to the needs of individuals at high risk for chronic diseases. Acknowledgments This work was supported by grant K23HL135277 to Dr. Millstein from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health . Time for

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Mental Health in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Exploring the Impact on Well-Being Across the Athlete-Collegiate Career

David P. Schary and Carolina Lundqvist

COVID-19 pandemic . Journal of Adolescent Health, 67 ( 5 ), 662 – 670 . doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.08.001 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.08.001 Green-Shortridge , T.M. , & Odle-Dusseau , H.N. ( 2009 ). Quality of life . In S.J. Lopez (Ed.), The encyclopedia of positive psychology (pp.  817

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Passion for Work and Job Satisfaction in Sports Coaches: The Mediating Role of Flow Experiences

Evandro Morais Peixoto, Bartira Pereira Palma, Amanda Rizzieri Romano, Tatiana Cristina Henrique Vieira, and Larissa Rafaela Galatti

exercise psychology and positive psychology. She is a member of the Center for Studies and Research in Sport and Exercise Psychology NuEPPEE. Tatiana Cristina Henrique Vieira holds a degree in physical education from the Universidade de São Paulo (São Paulo University) and is a master’s student in the