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This research is made with the purpose of comparing the quality of life of male talented athletes in different team and individual fields in Iran. Statistical society of this research consisted of all male athletes that are retired from championship sports in different selected team sport fields (football, volleyball, basketball) and individual sport fields (wrestling, taekwondo, track & field) in Iran who had minimally a record of one year membership in the national team and were retired in the recent 5 years. From each sport field a statistical society including 180 individuals was selected for the research using cluster sampling method. For the purpose of gathering information an individual particulars information questionnaire and quality of life questionnaire of World Health Organization (1996) were used. For the purpose of analyzing the quality of life, descriptive statistics and Yuman Whitney’s statistical method was used. Quality of life score point among athletes of group sport fields were reported as (football 97.19, basketball 90.96, volleyball 83.81) and quality of life score points among athletes of individual sport fields were reported as (taekwondo 86.04, wrestling 80, track & field 77.82). Also the results achieved from Yuman Whitney’s Test indicated that there is a significant difference between the quality of life of team and individual sport fields male athletes.
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Author(s): ImanKhoshdel Abbas Khodayari and Ali Zarei
Quality of Life, Team Sport Fields, Individual Sport Fields, Retired Sport Champion.