Sport Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Instrumental Variable Results From German Survey Data

Ruseki J, Humphreys B, Hallmann K, Wicker P, Breuer C (2014)
Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11(2): 396-403.

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Ruseki, Jane; Humphreys, Brad; Hallmann, Kristin; Wicker, PamelaUniBi; Breuer, Christoph
Abstract / Bemerkung
Background: A major policy goal of many ministries of sport and health is increased participation in sport to promote health. A growing literature is emerging about the benefits of sport participation on happiness. A challenge in establishing a link between sport participation and happiness is controlling for endogeneity of sport participation in the happiness equation. Methods: This study seeks to establish causal evidence of a relationship between sport participation and self reported happiness using instrumental variables (IV). Results: IV estimates based on data from a 2009 population survey living in Rheinberg, Germany indicate that individuals who participate in sport have higher life happiness. The results suggest a U-shaped relationship between age and self-reported happiness. Higher income is associated with greater self-reported happiness, males are less happy than females, and single individuals are less happy than nonsingles. Conclusions: Since the results are IV, this finding is interpreted as a causal relationship between sport participation and subjective well-being (SWB). This broader impact of sport participation on general happiness lends support to the policy priority of many governments to increase sport participation at all levels of the general population.
Stichworte
physical activity; happiness
Erscheinungsjahr
2014
Zeitschriftentitel
Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Band
11
Ausgabe
2
Seite(n)
396-403
ISSN
1543-3080
eISSN
1543-5474
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2942568

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Ruseki J, Humphreys B, Hallmann K, Wicker P, Breuer C. Sport Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Instrumental Variable Results From German Survey Data. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2014;11(2):396-403.
Ruseki, J., Humphreys, B., Hallmann, K., Wicker, P., & Breuer, C. (2014). Sport Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Instrumental Variable Results From German Survey Data. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(2), 396-403. doi:10.1123/jpah.2012-0001
Ruseki, J., Humphreys, B., Hallmann, K., Wicker, P., and Breuer, C. (2014). Sport Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Instrumental Variable Results From German Survey Data. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11, 396-403.
Ruseki, J., et al., 2014. Sport Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Instrumental Variable Results From German Survey Data. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(2), p 396-403.
J. Ruseki, et al., “Sport Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Instrumental Variable Results From German Survey Data”, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, vol. 11, 2014, pp. 396-403.
Ruseki, J., Humphreys, B., Hallmann, K., Wicker, P., Breuer, C.: Sport Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Instrumental Variable Results From German Survey Data. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11, 396-403 (2014).
Ruseki, Jane, Humphreys, Brad, Hallmann, Kristin, Wicker, Pamela, and Breuer, Christoph. “Sport Participation and Subjective Well-Being: Instrumental Variable Results From German Survey Data”. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 11.2 (2014): 396-403.

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