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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part B

The Impact of Physical Activity Participation on the Self-Esteem of the Students. A Cross Sectional Study from RAKMHSU – RAK -UAE


Author(s): Mohammed Abou Elmagd, Abubakr H Mossa, Manal Mahmoud Sami, Tamer Salama El-Marsafawy, Omar Al Jadaan

Abstract: Positive self-esteem helps people to feel good about themselves and gives them confidence to do things and confront social challenges. Positive self-esteem is improved by certain factors including increased physical activity. This can be utilized in the university age group, especially when considering medical and health sciences colleges where higher stress levels are recorded. Aim: To assess the relationship between physical activity and self-esteem among medical and health sciences students. Methods: an online questionnaire-based cross sectional study involved 198 students from RAK Medical and Health Sciences University was conducted to identify the level of physical activity and self-esteem score. Results were tabulated and analyzed using SPSS. Results: there was significant positive correlation between physical activity and self-esteem (r = 0.604). However, the correlation was higher for female students with no significant difference. Correlation among colleges did not show significant differences.

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How to cite this article:
Mohammed Abou Elmagd, Abubakr H Mossa, Manal Mahmoud Sami, Tamer Salama El-Marsafawy, Omar Al Jadaan. The Impact of Physical Activity Participation on the Self-Esteem of the Students. A Cross Sectional Study from RAKMHSU – RAK -UAE. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2015; 2(1): 87-91.
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