Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Page: 85-88
The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Mental Satisfaction in American College Students
Minhyun Kim, Health Exercise Sports and Science, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
Kibum Cho, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, West Virginia University, Morgan Town, USA
Heesu Lee, Department of Physical Education & Athletic Training, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
Ilsuk Sun, Department of Logistics, Jangan University, Suwon, South Korea
Received: Jul. 31, 2015;       Accepted: Aug. 7, 2015;       Published: Aug. 13, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20150305.11      View  4357      Downloads  138
Abstract
The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between college students’ regular physical life and mental satisfaction specifically regarding loneliness and depression happiness and rest and, comfort satisfaction. 238 college students were surveyed for this study, employing Godin Leisure Time-Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ), and General Well-Being Schedule (GWB) to obtain data. Regressions analyses revealed significant relationships between physical activity and two variables. The result of regression analysis for happiness and satisfaction factor was statistically significant (F=145.434, p= .000, R²= 0.414). Additionally, another regression analysis for rest and comfort factor was statistically significant (F= 103.393, p= .000, R²= 0.334). The study results contain meaningful implications for college students suggesting that doing regular physical activity is vital as it promotes their physical and psychological well-being
Keywords
Physical Activity, Mental Satisfaction, American College Students
To cite this article
Minhyun Kim, Kibum Cho, Heesu Lee, Ilsuk Sun, The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Mental Satisfaction in American College Students, American Journal of Sports Science. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 85-88. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20150305.11
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