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Frontiers in Sport Research, 2023, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/FSR.2023.050606.

A study on the relationship between physical exercise and teenagers' happiness from the perspective of self-determination theory


Liu Yefan

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Liu Yefan

College of Physical Education, Hunan University of Technology, Zhuzhou, China, 412000


In the current physical education, adolescents are required to change passive participation to active participation in the exercise process, and motivation is the key factor of individual active participation. This study adopts the motivation theory related to happiness-self-determination theory, combines the research status of happiness at home and abroad, the research status of self-determination theory, the application status and existing problems of the two in the field of sports, and puts forward the development space of this research field in the future.


Self-determination Theory; Physical Exercise; Happiness; Motivation

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Liu Yefan. A study on the relationship between physical exercise and teenagers' happiness from the perspective of self-determination theory. Frontiers in Sport Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 6: 28-33. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSR.2023.050606.


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