Quality of Life and Mental Health among University Students: A Comparison of Sports Participants and Non-Participants

  • Sheeraz Ilyas Shaikh
  • Dr. Muhammad Akram Ansari
  • Benazir Sheeraz
  • Zubair Ahmed Abbasi
Keywords: Quality of Life, Mental Health


The present research aims to find the relationship between quality of life in the context of mental health among sports participants and non-participants. This is a correlational study that seeks to find the strength of relationship between two characteristics viz. Quality of Life and Mental wellbeing among sports participants and non-participants at university level. Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI), The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) instruments was applied to the participants. 98 male and female graduates and post graduates from University of Sindh, Jamshoro (age range from 18 to 30 years) were selected through simple random sampling technique. The results indicated that the total QLI score is significantly correlated with total scores of WEMWBS for sports participants and non-participants (r= .661, p< .01). An association has also been recorded in different subscales of QLI and WEMWBS. Significant differences were found between the total scores of Quality of Life Inventory (QLI) among sports participants and sports non-participants (t=3.801, p=.000). The same results have been recorded on almost all subscales of QLI except Social Support and Money where the score indicates (t=1.334, p=.185) and (t=-.779, p=.438) the value of t is 3.801, p=.0000 among sports participants and sports non-participants.