Academic Performance and Physical Activities as Positive Factors for Life Satisfaction among University Students

Slavinski, Teodora and Bjelica, Dragan and Pavlović, Dejana and Vukmirović, Valentina (2021) Academic Performance and Physical Activities as Positive Factors for Life Satisfaction among University Students. Sustainability, 13 (2). ISSN 2071-1050

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Life satisfaction influences sustainable personal growth among students by ensuring that they more firmly apply themselves in their education. Universities represent an environment where students may improve their life satisfaction through better academic performance and being engaged in extracurricular sport. This study evaluates life satisfaction (LS) among university students, 18 to 28 years of age to confirm whether academic performance, involvement in sports and physical activity are factors relating to higher levels of LS among university students. The study uses the Brief Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale. Over a three-year timeframe, a questionnaire was administered to a sample of 875 students across areas of study in institutions of higher education in Serbia. The data were analyzed using Mann–Whitney and Kruskal–Wallis tests. LS among students is found to be significantly improved under the following conditions: removing the burden to pay for one’s tuition, having a better Grade Point Average (GPA) as well as being involved in sport. Moreover, the optimum level of physical activity to positively affect LS is found to be four to five hours a week.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=29646345
Uncontrolled Keywords: university students, life satisfaction, sport participation, academic achievement, demobehavioral characteristics, sustainable community, social sustainability
Research Department: Welfare Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 10:37
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 10:37

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