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The Influence of Chinese University Students' Motives for Participating in Required Taekwondo Courses on Their Subjective Sense of Well-being in Their Individual Lives

중국 대학 교양 태권도수업 참여 학생의 참여 동기가 개인의 삶에 대한 주관적 안녕감에 미치는 영향

  • Li, Jing (Dept. of Physical Education, Graduate School, Dong-A University) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Yong (Major in Physical Education, Graduate School of Education, Dong-A University)
  • 리징 (동아대학교 대학원 체육학과) ;
  • 김승용 (동아대학교 교육대학원 체육교육전공)
  • Received : 2019.05.18
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28

Abstract

The objective of this study was to survey Chinese university students taking a required taekwondo course, with a goal to understand the impact of motives for participating in required university physical education courses on the subjective sense of well-being of the students. To achieve this end, the current study selected 256 students participating in a required taekwondo course in a university located in Shaanxi Province, China, as final effective samples. SPSS 22.0 was used to process the data, and the analysis results are as follows: First, Chinese university students' motives of participating in required physical education courses were positively correlated with their subjective well-being. More specifically, cognitive motivation, intellectual motivation, and social motivation, in that order, had significant correlation with positive emotions. Second, intellectual motivation was found to have a positive correlation with sense of satisfaction in life, while cognitive motivation had a negative correlation with sense of satisfaction in life. Third, intellectual and cognitive motivations were found to influence positive emotions, but social motivation was found not to have an influence on all areas of subjective sense of well-being. In addition, intellectual, cognitive, and social motivations were found not to have an influence on negative emotions.

Keywords

Physical Education;Taekwondo Class;Participation Motivation;Individual Lives;Subjective Sense of Well-being

Table 1. Sample characteristics

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Table 2. Participation motivation factor analysis and reliability verification

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Table 3. Subjective Well-being factor analysis and reliability verification

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Table 4. Relationship of participation motivation and subjective Well-being

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Table 5. The influence of participation motivation on life satisfaction

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Table 6. The influence of participation motivation on positive emotions

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Table 7. The influence of participation motivation on negative emotions

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