The comparison of loneliness in athlete and non-athlete women

Ghorban Hemati-Alamdarloo, Setareh Shojaee, Enayatollah Asadmanesh, Marziyeh Gholami, Hamed Rahmani

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to compare the loneliness in athlete and non-athlete women. The statistical population of the present study included all athlete and non-athlete women in Shiraz, Iran. The sample consisted of 764 subjects (382 athletes, 382 non- athletes) that the athletes sample selected by Gerjesy and Morgan’sample size table and non-athletes sample selected by purposeful sampling method. Loneliness scale (Dehshiri et al., 2008) was used for measuring the loneliness. Independent t-test and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) tests were used for data analysis. The results showed a significant difference between athlete and non-athlete females in the loneliness and its subscales (p<0/05). According to this finding, loneliness in athletes is less than non-athlete women. Regarding the findings of this study, it can be argued that sport activities play a role in reducing the loneliness of women.

Keywords

Loneliness; Athlete; Non-Athlete; Women

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2019.143.10





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