comparative study of the quality of life at athlete and nonathlete
of a Nigerian university
Olubusola E Johnson1,
Taofeek O Awotidebe1, Oladipo OI2,
Ayodele T Onigbinde1,
E Mbada1, Arowoiya A I1
Department of Medical Rehabilitation, College of Health Sciences
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of
Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
study compared the quality of life of athletes and non-athletes
undergraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Subjects
were recruited using non-probability sampling technique. They were
consecutively assigned into two groups of athletes and non athletes,
until 300 subjects completed the 6 minute distance run test and
completed and returned the SF- 12 health survey questionnaire.
Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation and inferential
statistics of Chi square were used to analyze the data obtained.
Significance was set at 0.05 α-level.
obtained showed that athletes had a significant better perception of
their emotional well being than their non-athletes’
counterpart (P<0.05). Results on other aspect of
domains of quality of life of athletes and non-athletes were however
similar. It was therefore concluded that participation in sport should
be encouraged among students as this will enhance emotional stability
and promote better quality of living.
of life, athlete, emotional stability