Wellbeing and flow in sports and music students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TitleWellbeing and flow in sports and music students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsHabe K, Biasutti M, Kajtna T
JournalThink Skills Creat
Volume39
Pagination100798
Date Published2021 Mar
ISSN1871-1871
Abstract

The aim of the study was to explore emotional and cognitive aspects of subjective wellbeing and flow in music and sports students during the lockdown imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants (314 higher education sports and music students) answered questions about measure of flow, satisfaction with life, satisfaction with studying, positive and negative affect, and COVID-19 impact. The results revealed differences in eight flow dimensions and a global flow score in favor of sports students. Differences were also found in affect: sports students experienced more positive affect and less negative affect than musicians. However, there were no significant differences with regard to satisfaction with life or satisfaction with study, and music and sports students perceived the COVID-19 impact equally. Gender differences were found for three flow dimensions and the global flow score (female students experienced flow less frequently than males) and satisfaction with studying (higher scores for female students). However, no gender differences were detected for satisfaction with life, positive and negative affect, or COVID-19 impact. The results of regression analyses showed that satisfaction with life and studying, positive and negative affect, and COVID-19 impact could all be predicted on the basis of flow dimensions.

DOI10.1016/j.tsc.2021.100798
Alternate JournalThink Skills Creat
PubMed ID33589864
PubMed Central IDPMC7874927