The effect of twelve weeks of exercise on depression, self-esteem, and locus-of-control in a wellness program sample of women aged 65 and older

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Title:
The effect of twelve weeks of exercise on depression, self-esteem, and locus-of-control in a wellness program sample of women aged 65 and older
Author:
Knittle, Virginia Rau, 1930-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Because half of age-related physical losses result from inactivity and disuse, and loss frequently antecedes depression and decreased self-esteem; exercise intervention offers potential physiological and psychological benefits. Self-efficacy and personal control is additionally promoted in a wellness concept program. The effect of twelve weeks of wellness-oriented exercise upon depression, self-esteem, and locus of control orientation is studied in an exercise and non-exercise control group of community residing women 65 and older. Statistically significant post-exercise changes result from reductions in two self-report measures of depression in the exercise group, and increased self-esteem scores in the control group. A non-representative sample may account for high pre-exercise scores in all three dependent variables. A replication with a larger, random, representative sample of older people and domain-specific measures is recommended to improve the study of hypothesized psychological benefits associated with exercise.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Exercise -- Psychological aspects.; Health promotion -- Psychological aspects.; Depression, Mental.; Exercise for women -- Psychological aspects.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Christopherson, Victor A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe effect of twelve weeks of exercise on depression, self-esteem, and locus-of-control in a wellness program sample of women aged 65 and olderen_US
dc.creatorKnittle, Virginia Rau, 1930-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKnittle, Virginia Rau, 1930-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractBecause half of age-related physical losses result from inactivity and disuse, and loss frequently antecedes depression and decreased self-esteem; exercise intervention offers potential physiological and psychological benefits. Self-efficacy and personal control is additionally promoted in a wellness concept program. The effect of twelve weeks of wellness-oriented exercise upon depression, self-esteem, and locus of control orientation is studied in an exercise and non-exercise control group of community residing women 65 and older. Statistically significant post-exercise changes result from reductions in two self-report measures of depression in the exercise group, and increased self-esteem scores in the control group. A non-representative sample may account for high pre-exercise scores in all three dependent variables. A replication with a larger, random, representative sample of older people and domain-specific measures is recommended to improve the study of hypothesized psychological benefits associated with exercise.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectExercise -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectHealth promotion -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectDepression, Mental.en_US
dc.subjectExercise for women -- Psychological aspects.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChristopherson, Victor A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333244en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20450400en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1700763xen_US
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