This qualitative study is designed to examine the benefits of physical activity involvement with members of the same ethnic group. For this study, Korean immigrants who were members of Korean physical activity clubs such as badminton and tennis were selected as participants. Using a constructive grounded theory methodology, three themes were identified as benefits of physical activity involvement: (1) the experience of psychological well-being, (2) the creation of a unique cultural world, and (3) the facilitation of physical activity involvement. The findings of this study suggest that Korean immigrant participants gained various social, cultural, and psychological benefits by engaging in activities with other Korean immigrants.
|Journal||International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 May 28|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Fundamentals and skills
- Health Policy