Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Allied Health

Date of Award

5-2017

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Susan Epps

Committee Members

Randy Byington, Ester Verhovsek

Abstract

There is limited data on the quality of life of individuals who exercise in a group versus individuals who exercise alone. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference in the quality life between adults who attend an exercise class and those who exercise alone. Using the WHOQOL-BREF, 27 adult females were surveyed in Central California at two Church of Latter Day Saints locations. Ten females were enrolled in a group exercise class while 17 were individual exercisers. The data was analyzed using a t-test for independent samples to determine if there is a significant difference in scores.

There was not a significant difference in overall quality of life, environmental domain, and physical domain, but there was a significant difference in the psychological and social domains. Further research is recommended and benefits are detailed.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.