The Department of Education and Skills in Ireland has introduced well-being as a subject in secondary schools in September 2017. This positive development also serves to highlight the vast amount of research required about student well-being in Ireland. A correlational analysis was conducted to investigate the effects of physical activity on well-being. Transition-year students were recruited on a voluntary basis to take part in this research. Physical activity was found to be positively correlated with the three different measures of well-being used. The strongest correlation was found to be physical activity and the Adolescent Mental Health Continuum Short Form (A/MHC-SF) and had a Pearson product-moment correlation of .340. These research findings form a valuable contribution to our understanding of well-being among adolescent students in Ireland. The findings from this research project may be used to shape the future of well-being in education.

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