Effect of exercise on anxiety and depression of college students
Author(s): Dr. Ramdas R Jadhav
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of exercise on anxiety and depression of college students. A subject this study 90 untrained male and female college students were randomly selected from Rajarshi Shahu College Pathri, Dist. Aurangabad (Maharashtra), India for the present study. The subjects were randomly assigned in equal two groups (control group (N=45) and intervention group (N=45). Intervention group (30 male and 15 female students) participated in a 12 week physical fitness programme with a frequency of 3 session per week and 60 minutes per session but control group did not participated in any physical activity. The average age of students in the intervention and control groups was 20.47 and 21.19 years respectively. Data were collected from students using a Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) for depression, it consists of twenty items and Self-rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) was used for test to anxiety. The t-test was used to test the effect of anxiety and depression level between intervention and control group. The significance level was determined as p<0.05. The result of the study reveals that there was significant difference in 0.05 levels effect of exercise on anxiety and depression among the college students.