The influence of sports on anxiety, depression, and perceived problem solving ability

Canan, F. (2010) The influence of sports on anxiety, depression, and perceived problem solving ability. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 11 (1). pp. 38-43.

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Abstract

Objective: In this study we aimed to investigate the depression, anxiety, and perceived problem solving ability levels of sportmen who exercise regularly and to figure out if they differentiate from non-exercising population according to these variables. Methods: All participants were aged between 18 and 35. Two groups of participants were included as follows: 69 sportmen (35 team sportmen, 34 individual sportmen) who exercise regularly (at least 5 hours/week) and 26 controls who stated not to exercise regularly. All participants completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), Problem Solving Inventory (PSI), and a sociodemographic form. Results: BAI scores of two sportmen groups were statistically lower than the controls’. The team sportmen in comparison with personal sportmen and controls had significantly lower scores in BDI and PSI. Discussion: Our findings reveal that sports participation in general has a positive effect on anxiety and team sports participation has a positive effect on depression and perceived problem solving ability in particular

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Anxiety, depression, problem solving, sports
Subjects:Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior > Behavioral Symptoms > Depression
-Journal Repositories > Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry
Mental Disorders > Mood Disorders
Human Activities > Leisure Activities
Mental Disorders > Anxiety Disorders
ID Code:3489
Deposited By:Dr. Lut Tamam
Deposited On:09 February 2010

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