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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030809.

The Relationship between Adolescent Sports and Mental Resilience in Shanghai


Yuexin Liu, Mengxue Han and Xibin Gao*

Corresponding Author:
Xibin Gao*

Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai Institute of Physical Education
*Corresponding author


The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between youth sports and mental resilience in Shanghai. Out of a total of 3,394 Adolescents from grade 7 to 12 in Shanghai city was selected by a general random sampling method, and a questionnaire survey was conducted using the document data technology, mathematical statistics, the Students' Personal Situation Questionnaire, the Resilience Scale for Chinese Adolescents (RSCA) and the Physical activity Rating Scale (ParS-3).The results showed that male students had better mental resilience than female students.As for the degree of physical activity, the group with high amount of physical activity had the highest score of mental resilience, and there were significant differences in the three dimensions of goal focus, positive cognition and emotional control (All P < 0.01), while the three groups with high amount of physical activity had significant differences in the dimensions of interpersonal assistance (P < 0.05).It is suggested that the amount of physical exercise should be increased appropriately, and schools should actively carry out network-fighting, team sports and leisure sports to improve the interest of young people in physical exercise, and then improve their mental resilience.


teenagers, Physical education, Psychological elastic

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Yuexin Liu, Mengxue Han and Xibin Gao. The Relationship between Adolescent Sports and Mental Resilience in Shanghai. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 8: 97-106. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030809.


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