Effect of Exercise on Mental Health in the Physical Dimension, Anxiety and Mental Disorder, Social Dysfunction and Depression


In the last twenty years, a lot of attention to issues of psychology and psychotherapy are associated with physical activity. Due to the increasing rate of mental disorders in country, this study attempts to compare the health of athletes and non-athletes in Beheshti University. Mental Health in schools will also compare. In this study, the health measured using the General Health Questionnaire GHQ-28 has performed. University students participated in this study of 260 patients who were randomly selected to represent the school. Statistical methods are used for the analysis and comparison of two sample t-test. The results show that the significant differences of symptoms of physical, anxiety, sleep disorder, social dysfunction and depression in the two groups were observed between athletes and non-athletes. The college student mental health and physical education than other students in four scales were much more favorable situation.

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Kenari, M. (2014) Effect of Exercise on Mental Health in the Physical Dimension, Anxiety and Mental Disorder, Social Dysfunction and Depression. Advances in Applied Sociology, 4, 63-68. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2014.43011.

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