Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty Member of Department of Physical Education, VelayatUniversity, Iranshahr

2 PhD student in sport management at Shahrood University of Technology


Aims: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of social support and quality of life on the eudaimonic well-being of Veterans and Disabled athletes participating in volleyball championships in Iran.
Methods: The research was descriptive and its design was correlational. The statistical population of the study consisted of all veteran and disabled athletes who participated in the national championship in 2019 and 99 were selected through available sampling. Research tools included the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire - Short Form (1996), eudaimonic well-being (Waterman et al., 2010), and social support (Wax et al., 1986). Descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling were used to analyze the data. Results: The findings of this study showed that social support had a direct and significant effect on quality of life, and quality of life had a direct and significant effect on eudaimonic well-being. Social support also had a direct and significant effect on eudaimonic well-being. The results indicated a significant and indirect effect of social support on eudaimonic well-being through quality of life.Conclusion: The findings indicated the importance of the role quality of life as a mediator in promoting the eudaimonic well-being of veteran and disabled athletes, thus enhancing quality of life and social support can enhance the eudaimonic well-being of athletes. Hence, the welfare and veterans' organizations, the veterans and sports organizations as caretakers of support for disabled and veteran athletes can play a role in improving social interactions and ultimately the eudaimonic well-being of these people.


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