The Effect of Selected Physical Activity Program on Body Self-Concept and Psychological Well-Being of Inactive Female Students


M.Sc of Sport Management, Department of Physical Education, Khoy Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khoy, Iran. (Corresponding Author)


Introduction: The purpose of this research was to investigate the effect of selected physical activity program on body self-concept and psychological well-being of inactive female students.
Methods: The current research method is semi-experimental and was conducted on 40 inactive female students of Islamic Azad University, Mako Branch, who were selected by available method. The subjects were randomly divided into two control (20 people) and experimental (20 people) groups. This research was carried out in Salamon's design. The experimental group had regular exercise program for 8 weeks in 32 sessions and the control group had regular daily activities. Then, both groups completed the body self-concept questionnaire of Rajkumar Sarasut (1981) and the psychological well-being questionnaire of Rief (1989). Correlated t-test was used to analyze data and determine intra-group differences, and independent t-test was used to determine inter-group differences.
Results: The results of the post-test in the experimental group indicated that selected physical exercises have a significant effect on the body self-concept and psychological well-being of inactive female students (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Putting regular physical activity in daily programs can lead to increasing body self-concept and psychological well-being of inactive female students.


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