Psychological Well-Being, Personality and Physical Activity. One Life Style for the Adult Life


  • Juan González-Hernández Universidad de Granada, España
  • Clara López-Mora Universidad de Murcia, España
  • Alberto Portolés-Ariño Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Antonio Jesús Muñoz-Villena Universidad de Murcia, España
  • Y. Mendoza-Díaz Universidad de Murcia, España



physical activity, personality, well-being, perseverance


Practice of physical activity is increasingly important for people both as a recreational activity as a health activity. Although it is difficult to find human behaviors that do not have any influence on the health and well-being, it´s possible to show conduct that are among the most important risk factors of major health problems today such as consumption alcohol, obesity and snuff. Regular healthy physical exercise following programmes or frequent and regular autonomous activities improves mental health, autonomy, memory, speed, body image and the feeling of wellbeing, while producing personal stability characterised by optimism, emotional clarity and mental flexibility, leading to a longer life and better health. This model of psychological wellbeing based on the development of human potential and physical exercise, indicates that some aspects of psychological wellbeing are perceived as being more important than others (e.g., self-acceptance, personal growth or life purpose) when studied in relation to autonomy or coping strategies. This study picks perceptions of subjective well-being of adults (N = 482) aged between 24 and 46 years using Scale psychological welfare Ryff's, self-efficacy indicators and persistence questionnaire, all corresponding to the Spanish poblation. The data analysis suggests a positive correspondence between the indices of psychological well-being perceived with the way personal of to oriente and perceive their physical activity. We see the importance of pedagogical transmission of physical activity as a model of psychological well-being as a basis for healthy behaviors in adulthood.


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González-Hernández, J., López-Mora, C., Portolés-Ariño, A., Muñoz-Villena, A. J., & Mendoza-Díaz, Y. (2017). Psychological Well-Being, Personality and Physical Activity. One Life Style for the Adult Life. Acción Psicológica, 14(1), 65–78.



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