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Sports and Happiness
The purpose of this study is to analyze "happiness" as a form of emotion as well as the types of happiness. By making reference to the definition of happiness in the dictionary edited by the Ministry of Education and the words and phrases related to happiness, it is discovered that the empirical research on positive psychology being promoted in Western psychology indicates that happiness is the subjective sense of joy evolving towards realistic happiness. Despite the efforts on happiness-related theories, the theory of authentic happiness does not really cover the Chinese mentality that is deeply influenced by Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism when compared to the state of "sukha" in the Buddhist practice. Recent studies on monks' brain-waves verified that happiness is more complex than it is explained in psychological theories. Regarding the relationship between sports and happiness, the Diverse Happiness Scale we devised was implemented on 565 subjects of different ages, and the analysis shows that the correlation between intense sports and the entire Scale is too low to pass the criteria point. However, dynamic recreational activities are correlated with the Scale to a certain degree. By examining the factors yielded by the Scale, we gained an initial understanding that the rewards of sports perceived by people are different from the happiness that people experience in their lives. The joyful experience brought forth by sports is referred to as "kinesthetic happiness" in this study.
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