Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 4, Pages: 1-4
Rasoul Karbalaee Shirifard1 and Habib Honari2
1Philosophy and Psychology Department,
2Physical Education Department, Psychology and Educational Science College, [email protected]1
This study investigated the influence of eight-week bodily fitness and aerobic exercise interventions on psychological health of youths. The first 52-persons from110 subjects who were more anxious than others were determined. Subjects (M age = 20.28, 6; N = 52) were randomly assigned to one of three groups: bodily fitness, and aerobic and non experimental group. Classes met 1 hour, 3 days per week, for 8 weeks. Trait Anxiety scale of Spielberger was used to the individual. Pre and post-test were used to the test and non experimental groups. Findings were analysed with ANOVA and it revealed decreases in trait anxiety over the intervention. Both groups benefited from the physical exercise intervention and there was no difference between the two groups. Physical exercise is of key importance to mitigating youth trait anxiety.
Keywords: Trait anxiety, Bodily fitness, Aerobic exercise, Youth
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