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G.L.A. Harris, Ayanna Shivers and Patricia Deuster

Steinfeldt, M.C. 2009. Racial and Athletic Identity of African American Football Players at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly White Institutions. Journal of Black Psychology, 36, 1, 3-24. Street, R.L., and Gordon, H. 2007. Physicians’ Communication and Perceptions of Patients: Is it How They Look, How They Talk, or Is It Just the Doctor? Social Science and Medicine, 65, 586-598. Truhon, S.A. 2007. Equal Opportunity in the Military: Are Differences in the Eye of the Beholder? Defense Equal Opportunity Management

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Marcel Pomohaci and Ioan Sabin Sopa

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Leisure sport activities have an important role inmaintaining health and physical fitness at adults, but also being more and more used for different other reasons like socialization, communication, making new friends and relationships, self-image, challenge etc. Our study focused on finding the main necessities of adults regarding leisure sport activities, discovering the real reasons of practicing sport activities in their free time. So, using the questionnaire method, we asked 204 adults of their real necessities regarding leisure sport activities and why they practice specific sports in their free time. The results showed that different sports are practiced for different necessities, so the practitioners of volleyball game highlighted the necessities of socialization and communication, the football practitioners had chosen movement and competition necessities as main reasons for practicing sport, basketball players elected affiliation and maintain health necessities as primordial, fitness or gym practitioners affirmed that main reasons for practicing sport activities are self-image and satisfaction necessities. The conclusions of the study were that indifferent of the sport that is practiced, leisure sport activities contributes in fulfilling the adult necessities and is an important way of maintain physical, social and psychological progress