Everyone can be a winner: The benefits of competing in organized races for recreational runners
Marzena Cypryańska-Nezlek , John B. Nezlek
AbstractParticipants in the study were 404 recreational runners. At the end of each week for three months they used an online diary to describe their psychological well-being for the week (a total of 4046 weeks), and they indicated if they had participated in an organized race each week (a total of 1111 races). Multilevel modeling analyses (weeks nested within persons) found that well-being, defined in terms of self-esteem, self-efficacy, life satisfaction, positive affect, and depressed affect, was higher during weeks in which participants had run in an organized race than it was during weeks in which they had not run in an organized race. Moreover, well-being was positively related to self-evaluations of performance in races. For recreational runners, finishing an organized race may represent the achievement of a goal, an achievement that increases well-being and may help maintain or increase the motivation to keep running.
|Journal series||Journal of Positive Psychology, ISSN 1743-9760, e-ISSN 1743-9779, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Goal attainment; positive and negative well-being; self-efficacy; sports|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.874; : 2017 = 2.594 (2) - 2017=3.219 (5)|
|Citation count*||4 (2021-02-27)|
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