Effect of Eight-week Exercise Program on Social Physique Anxiety Conditions in Adult Males

Öznur Akyüz


Physiological changes occurring with physical activity have played role in appearance of a different field of study. Thus, examination of the effect of eight-week exercise program on SPA in adult males forms the purpose of the study. 20 sedentary males aged 18-25 voluntarily participated in the research. Volunteers were applied resistance exercise at a severity of 40-60% for eight weeks. All participants were made to fill out Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS) 8 weeks before starting and after the exercises. SPSS package program (version 15.0) and wilcoxon signed-rank test of non-parametric tests were used in data analysis. Changes, which occurred in strength following eight-week exercise program, were found to be statistically significant at levels varying from p≤0.05 to p≤0.01 in various movements used in the exercise. A difference at a rate of p≤0.05 occurred in body weight. A statistically significant difference occurred before and after the eight-week exercise according to SPAS survey data of the participants (P≤0.05). As a consequence, it is possible to state that the exercise program we applied had positive effect on strength. In addition, the positive difference which occurred when SPAS preliminary and final data were compared can be considered together with the increase in strength and hence, physical appearances.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v5i3.2176


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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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