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Exercise and gender predict levels of academic and perceived stress

Tracey, Jessica (2021) Exercise and gender predict levels of academic and perceived stress. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Aim: The aim of the current study is to determine if exercise and gender predict levels of perceived stress, including to determine if exercise and gender predict levels of academic stress amongst a population of college students. The examination of previous literature has demonstrated the effect of exercise on stress. In contrast the current study was conducted to analyse if a relationship exists between the variables. The target population consisted of college students to account and measure academic stress.

Method: Participant (n=78) were recruited via online social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. All participants were required to fill out an online questionnaire, which consisted of three separate questionnaires. Which measured levels of academic and perceived stress including an average account of exercise completed per week. The scales included Perception of academic stress, the Perceived stress scale and the Godin leisure-time questionnaire.

Results: Results found to support the second hypothesis exercise and gender predict levels of academic stress, controlling for age and years of education. Exercise and academic stress demonstrated a positive correlation with a (p < .011).

Conclusion: The current findings display a greater understanding of the factor that exercise, and gender predict academic stress further examination is required into determine what factors of exercise cause a positive or negative relationship between these two variables.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2021 10:22
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 15:50
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4972

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