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Title: Relationship between quality of life and resilience among sport-active Singaporean youth
Authors: Chia, Michael, 1963-
Lee, Marcus Beng Chong
Keywords: Quality of life
Sport-active youth
Secondary school transition
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Chia, M., & Lee, M. B. C. (2015). Relationship between quality of life and resilience among sport-active Singaporean youth. Physical Education of Students, 2, 29-36.
Abstract: Purpose: The study examines the relationship between paediatric quality of life (PEDSQL) and resilience, measured by the Singapore Youth Resilience Scale (SYRESS) among sport-active youth transiting from primary to secondary school education in Singapore. Method: The participants were 137 student-athletes aged 12.7 ± 0.3 years, height 156.0 ± 12.9 cm, and body mass 46.4 ± 10.2kg. PEDsQL and SYRESS questionnaires were administered at the start of the academic year and repeated again six months later. Results: Total health (PEDsQL) scores were significantly greater at baseline than when measured six months later (77.3±11.9 vs 72.1±11.8; p<0.05) but there was no significant change in the SYRESS score (198.2 ± 25.3 vs 194.0 ± 27.4; p>0.05). Total health in PEDsQL was significantly correlated to SYRESS scores at both time points (Baseline rs=0.61,p<0.01; baseline plus 6 months rs=0.58, p<0.01). Conclusions: The results reflect a linkage between student‟s resilience and PedsQL outcomes. Student-athletes perceived the transition from primary to secondary school to be a difficult period and sport-active youth are a unique population compared to normal school going youth.
ISSN: 2075-5279 (print)
2223-2125 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.15561/20755279.2015.0205
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