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Relationship between Life Style and Interest in Sport among Members of Sport for All Clubs


  • Department of Physical Education, Kunsan National University, 558 Daehak-ro, Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, 54150, Korea, Republic of
  • Department Marine Sports Hanseo University, 46 Hanseo 1-ro, Haemi-myeon, Seosan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 31962, Korea, Republic of


Objectives: This study was conducted to practically clarify the relationship between the life styles of sports club members and their interest in sports. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Subjects of the study were 277 people in sports clubs in Gwangju Metropolitan city and a survey was conducted. As for data analysis, exploratory factor analysis, verification of reliability, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were conducted to derive the following conclusions. Findings: The correlation between life styles and interest in sports was positive in all the sub-variables. According to the results of analyzing the relationship between life styles and interest in sports, the life styles of sports club members positively influenced self-positiveness, self-achievement and self-confirmation. Health management positively influenced interest. Self-positiveness, nihilism and preference for trends positively influenced sociality. Nihilism, self-achievement, sensitivity to information and self-positiveness positively influences health. Self-achievement, self-positiveness and health management positively influences recognition. Application/Improvement: Considering the limitations of this study, a follow up study is suggested for more development. The scope of the study was limited to people in sports clubs in Gwangju Metropolitan city. Therefore, it is recommended for the follow up study to include people in sports clubs across the entire nation. In addition, a follow-up study is required on the types of exercise or games since exercise types were not sub-divided in the research.


Health Management, Interest in Sports, Life Styles, Self-Achievement, Self-Positiveness, Sports Club Members.

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