The Relationship between Social Skills and Sports Activities among Chinese College Students


The purpose of this study was to understand the current state of social skills among Chinese student, especially focused on the students who participated in sports clubs and took physical exercise regularly, and subsequently conducted a new multi-index model further to explore the relationship between social skills and sports activities. 3000 college students were investigated by two scales named revised Chinese university-student social skills inventor (RChUSSI) and the Chinese college students’ version of Buss-Perry aggression questionnaire (CC-BPAQ), and resulted in 2543 (84.7%) samples return. By the help of analysis of variance and multivariate analysis of covariance, a multi-index model was conducted and examined. This study reported that the period of primary and secondary school might be the most productive years of human achieving and training social skills. Taking sports activities facilitated learning and improving social skills. Thus, primary and secondary school students are encouraged to have sports activities, which are good for their physical and mental health.

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Lv, L. & Takami, K. (2015). The Relationship between Social Skills and Sports Activities among Chinese College Students. Psychology, 6, 393-399. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.64036.

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