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All’s Well

Former student-athletes report better states of well-being than other college grads

Well-being is generally thought of as a state of being happy, healthy and successful. And by many of those measures, former student-athletes score well in life, according to new research from Gallup Inc. and Healthways. The researchers combined data culled from interviews with 1,670 former NCAA student-athletes and compared their responses with those from 22,813 college graduates who were not student-athletes. When a metric the companies have developed called the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being 5 View – which identifies five different types of well-being and measures them all – was applied to former student-athletes, the study found they outperformed other college graduates in four out of five of the categories measured. 

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