Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

BIENESTAR PSICOLÓGICO Y SU USO EN LA PSICOLOGÍA DEL EJERCICIO, LA ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA Y EL DEPORTE

Abstract

Alicia E. Romero Carrasco, Robert J. Brustad, Alexandre García Mas

the Theory of Psychological Well-Being of Ryff is an important theoretical framework within positive psychology. Ryff ’s theory is highly appropriate to understanding the psychological aspects of sport and physical activity since involvement in these activities is typically voluntary and self-directed, and since this involvement presents clear challenges and allows individuals to set personal goals. This paper presents an overview of the means by which Ryff ’s theory can be utilized in the sport and physical activity context, with particular attention devoted to possible correlates of psychological well-being such as self-determination, resiliency, positive affect, and self-efficacy. The theory should also be useful to explaining patterns of physical activity involvement in youth and adults and in better understanding the role of sport and physical activity in individuals’ psychological well-being.

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