Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 4, Pages: 1-6
Rasoul Karbalaee Shirifard1 , Hrant Avanesyan2 , Habib Honari3 and Soghra Ebrahimi Ghavam Abadi4
1Philosophy and Psychology Department,
2 Head of General Psychology Chair,
3Physical Education Department,
4Educational Psychology Department, 1 [email protected]
We evaluated the impact of in group and individual eight-week exercise intervention on reducing state anxiety in students. Participants (M age = 20, 6; N = 51) were accidentally assigned to one of three groups: bodily fitness, and volleyball playing and control group. Classes met 1 hour, 3 days per week, for 8 weeks. State Anxiety scale by Spielberger et al. (1970) was administrated to the young people. Results were analyzed by variance analyze and it reveals that a reduction in state anxiety over the intervention. Volleyball participants as team exercise experienced the most benefits. This result reveals that group exercise is more effective than individual exercise in reducing the state anxiety.
Keywords: Anxiety, Exercise, Health, Youth,
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