Within-Person Relationships Between Recreational Running and Psychological Well-Being

John Nezlek , Marzena Cypryańska-Nezlek , Piotr Cypryański , Karolina Chlebosz , Karolina Jenczylik , Joanna Sztachańska , Anna Zalewska


Participants in the study were recreational runners (N = 244) who maintained online diaries. Once a week for approximately 3 months they indicated how far they had run each day that week, and at the end of the week, they provided measures of their psychological well-being. A series of multilevel modeling analyses (weeks nested within persons) found that well-being, measured in terms of self-esteem, life satisfaction, self-efficacy, meaning in life, and affect, was positively related to how many days people ran each week and how far they ran each week. Satisfaction with one’s progress mediated relationships between wellbeing and the amount of running, suggesting that increases in running lead to increases in satisfaction with progress, which lead to increased well-being. These results complement and extend existing research on the psychological benefits of exercise.
Author John Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Marzena Cypryańska-Nezlek (Wydział Psychologii)
Marzena Cypryańska-Nezlek,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Piotr Cypryański
Piotr Cypryański,,
, Karolina Chlebosz
Karolina Chlebosz,,
, Karolina Jenczylik
Karolina Jenczylik,,
, Joanna Sztachańska
Joanna Sztachańska,,
, Anna Zalewska (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Anna Zalewska,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
Journal seriesJournal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, ISSN 0895-2779, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishdiary study, exercise, life satisfaction, self-esteem
ASJC Classification3202 Applied Psychology
Languageen angielski
Zalewska A._Within Person Running and WB _art.pdf 135.64 KB
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Nezlek_Within_2018_osw..pdf 51.94 KB
Oświadczenie_publ_JSEP_2018-Cypryanska-signed.pdf 241.11 KB
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.507; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.41 (2) - 2017=3.388 (5)
Citation count*9 (2021-01-20)
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