MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Randy Byington, Ester Verhovsek
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.
Thesis - Open Access
Amburn, Everett Jackson, "Difference in Quality of Life Between Group and Individual Exercise in a Faith-Based Sample" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3258. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3258
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