Chenxi Yin (PhD student)

Thesis title: Meaningfulness within youth sport?


Yin became a PhD student in October 2021 after completing his MSc in psychological studies at the University of Glasgow.

Yin was a badminton player at his bachelor's university. The team he represented won Champion of the 2017 Hunan province University Badminton Competition (provincial level) and Seventh Place in the 2018 Chinese University Badminton Competition (national level). In addition, he was a badminton coach from 2016 to 2020 in China, and the coaching context included recreational to professional. His part of the students has become the main player in the region’s professional team.


MSc, Psychological Studies (University of Glasgow)

BSE, Forestry Engineering (Central south university of forestry and technology)

Responsibilities & affiliations

2016-2019 Changsha Yulin Sports Development Co., Ltd (Changsha, China)

2019-2020 China Agricultural University Badminton Club (Beijing, China)

2019-2020 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences  (CAS) (Beijing, China)

Research summary

Based on Yin's experience in training and coaching, he has a strong research interest in the benefits of sports participation for youth and the pedagogy of youth sports.

Current research interests

The meaningfulness in youth sports.