An empirical phenomenological study on Singaporean youths' experience jogging in parks
Muhammad Hafiz Mohd Jumari
Date of Issue2016-04-13
Past studies have found that jogging can elicit positive emotions, undo effects of stress, and promote sense of well-being and personal growth. However, little is known about youths’ experience in jogging in parks and existing evidence does not provide a thorough account of the lived experiences of the youths. The purpose of this study is to reveal specific accounts of the experience of youths jogging in parks in Singapore using phenomenological interviews. Participants shared experiences and emotions associated with their jogging experience. Results were transcribed verbatim and analysed, forming general dimensions and themes. Results showed that jogging in a park elicit positive experiences, reduces negative thoughts, reduces stress, promotes well-being, motivates personal growth. Results are consistent with previous studies. Result suggests that jogging in parks can be beneficial for youths in encouraging positive thinking, reducing negativity, fulfilling enjoyment and develop a sense of belonging and improved well-being. Future research can focus on other population groups such as working adults, young children or the elderly to compare whether similar experiences and outcomes can be beneficial to those population groups.
Final Year Project (FYP)