Demographic and Well-Being Predictors of Regular and Long-term Practice of Argentine Tango in a Multicultural Sample of Practitioners

The present study aims to analyze demographic, well-being, and other psychological variables associated with the regular and long-term practice of Argentine tango

Rita Santana

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • The practice of Argentine tango has experienced exponential growth all over the world, and several studies have revealed its positive outcomes on physical health
  • The present study aims to analyze demographic, well-being, and other psychological variables associated with the regular and long-term practice of Argentine tango
  • A multiple regression analysis was carried out designating the frequency of attendance at milongas as the dependent variable
  • Older and non-committed women, with a low level of flourishing, and a high level of flow were more likely to report a high frequency of tango practice
  • Among men, relationship situation, flourishing, flow, and positive affects emerged as significant predictors
  • Non-committed men, with a low level of flourishing, a high level of flow, and a high level of positive affects were more likely to report a high frequency of tango practice
  • These results raise questions about the potential effects of tango dancing on participants’ well-being

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