Physical activity as a predictor of career success


career success
physical activity
job satisfaction


Career success and physical activity are often treated as two very separate domains. However, an increasing number of publications indicate that being physically active affects various aspects of life, including professional work. It is possible to distinguish at least a few ways in which engaging in sport influences professional work, including the development of advantageous competencies, such as teamwork skills and the ability to achieve goals. These competencies allow for the building of social capital and have a positive effect on physical and mental health. The article examines the relationship between physical activity and career success in Poland. The research involved the use of the Social Diagnosis database and found that practicing sport is related to the level of a person’s earnings and their job satisfaction. These two factors are important because they are indicative of career success. The study concludes that practicing sport may contribute to career success.


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