Evaluating how the game of snooker can make a positive contribution to enhancing people’s well-being in the later years

Sagoo, Rohit (2019) Evaluating how the game of snooker can make a positive contribution to enhancing people’s well-being in the later years. Psychreg Journal of Psychology, 3 (2). pp. 21-36. ISSN 2515-138X

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Abstract

The purpose of this small scale study was to measure, evaluate and discuss how snooker could possibly contribute to an older person’s well-being. Six participants from Age UK were selected after completing a pre-screening exercise to see if they were eligible to take part in the study. This study also sets out to focus and measure the well-being of older people before and after playing snooker for a set period of weeks. Scores took the well-being measurements from Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS), a scale of 14 positively-worded items for assessing a population’s mental wellbeing. The WEMWBS scale for this study was scaled with 14 statements of which four statements related to the snooker activity that the participants had taken part in and results were discussed, respectively. Outcomes of this study suggest that snooker, as a leisurely pursuit, can positively contribute and positively impact an older person’s well-being in a variety of ways, from aspects of their daily lives to their experiences of activity playing snooker. It was also encouraging from this study to note that older females enjoyed the snooker activity over the eight weeks far more than their male counterparts, and this could be factor for consideration and encouragement to the WPBSA within the world of women’s snooker.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: mental health, older people, snooker, sports participation, well-being
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:06
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:08
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704327

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