2004 Student Research Conference:
17th Annual Student Research Conference


The Effects of Exercise on College Students' Experience of Anxiety
Kathryn L. Preiss♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

Past research has indicated a relationship between exercise and overall emotional states. This study was conducted to investigate the possible relationship between exercise lifestyles and the overall experience of anxiety in a college setting. Data from (n=293) Truman State University students was collected via two email/website surveys. The first survey contained questions on students’ demographics and exercise habits, and the other was a measure containing questions regarding students’ overall level of anxiety. The scores on the anxiety measure were compared to the students’ demographics and exercise habits in several one-way ANOVA’s and in a Step-wise Linear Regression to explore possible relationships between the amount and type of exercise and the overall experience of anxiety in an individual. Future directions for this research and its possible use in counseling were also explored.

Keywords: Exercise, Emotion, Life-styles, Anxiety, Counseling


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 26-2
Location: OP Lobby & Atrium
Time: 1:15

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