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Sarlab R, Dehghanpouri H, Mokaberian M. (2023). The Effect of Perceived Social Support on the Quality of Life of Physical Education Students with the Mediating Role of Self-Esteem. IJMCL. 5(3), 13-23. doi:10.61186/ijmcl.5.3.13
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Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran , h.dehghanpouri@shahroodut.ac.ir
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Background: Improving the quality of life of students has become one of the main educational concerns. Therefore, the present study investigated the mediating role of self-esteem in the relationship between perceived social support and the quality of life of physical education students.
Methods: This research is part of an intra-university research project at the Shahrood University of Technology and has an ethical code number IR.SHAHROODUT.REC.1401.022. In terms of practical purpose, in terms of data collection method, it was descriptive-correlation and structural equation modeling. The statistical population was all physical education students of Urmia University in the academic year 2022-2023, and 157 people were selected as a sample. To measure the research variables, Zimet et al.'s perceived social support questionnaires (1988), the World Health Organization's quality of life (1996), and Rosenberg's self-esteem (1965) were used. The validity and reliability of the questionnaires were confirmed. Data analysis was done with the structural equation modeling method and Smart PLS 2 software.
Results: The results showed that perceived social support directly and positively affects the quality of life. Perceived social support directly and positively affects self-esteem. Self-esteem directly and positively affects the quality of life. Also, self-esteem has been able to play a mediating role between perceived social support and quality of life.
Conclusion: Therefore, it is suggested that the families of the students as well as the relevant officials should provide the necessary support to the students in this challenging period so that students have a good quality of life in this critical period of their lives.

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  • Improving the quality of life of students has become one of the main educational concerns.
  • Perceived social support directly and positively affects the quality of life.
  • Self-esteem has been able to play a mediating role between perceived social support and quality of life.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: 1-3. Sport Psychology
Received: 2023/05/4 | Accepted: 2023/07/27

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