EFFECT OF REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY UPON BODY IMAGE: WITH REFERENCE TO FEMALE COLLEGIATE STUDENTS

  • Dr. Preeti Singh

Abstract

Importance of body image has been very well documented. For girls and females a positive body image ensures physical and mental health. This study compares body image of female collegiate students on the basis of their participation in regular physical activity. This study was carried out on 30 female college students engaged in regular physical activity (Average age 19.11 years) and 30 female college students with no active involvement in physical activity (Average age 20.78 years). In the present study activities such as cycling, walking, exercise, yoga was considered to be a physical activity. The sample was students of various higher education colleges operational in the city of Indore. Modified Version of Self Assessment Questionnaire for Body Image, prepared by Agashe and Karkare (2008) was used for assessment of body image. Results reveal significant beneficial impact of regular physical activity on body image of female collegiate students. The results were discussed with well established theories describing physical exercise and its role in body image. Keywords: Physical activity, body image.
How to Cite
Dr. Preeti Singh. (1). EFFECT OF REGULAR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY UPON BODY IMAGE: WITH REFERENCE TO FEMALE COLLEGIATE STUDENTS. International Journal Of Innovation In Engineering Research & Management UGC APPROVED NO. 48708, EFI 5.89, WORLD SCINTIFIC IF 6.33, 7(7), 01-03. Retrieved from https://journal.ijierm.co.in/index.php/ijierm/article/view/34