Sports participation and emotional wellbeing in adolescents.

  title={Sports participation and emotional wellbeing in adolescents.},
  author={Andrew Steptoe and Nancy Butler},
  volume={347 9018},
BACKGROUND Regular physical activity may have psychological benefits. Our study assessed the association between extent of participation in regular sport or vigorous recreational activity and emotional wellbeing in adolescents aged 16 years. METHODS Data were collected from a cohort of adolescents, born between April 5 and April 11, 1970, in England, Scotland, and Wales, who took part in the follow-up assessment at age 16 years. Emotional wellbeing was assessed by the general health… CONTINUE READING


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