Research Mentor(s): Weiyun Chen, Associate Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Applied Exercise Science, School of Kinesiology
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 3 (1pm-1:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 13
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between PA intensity and mental health, subjective well-being, and quality of life among college students. Participants: The sample included 1276 undergraduate students (mean age = 21.5 ± 3.6 years). Methods: Participants self-reported time spent in physical activity and walking using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) – short form. By adding the VPA, MPA, and walking measures, Total PA (TPA) was calculated. Through using the 5 item Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), SWB was assessed, and the 12-item PHQADS scale measured anxiety and depression. In addition to this, the quality of life during COVID-19 was assessed using the COV19 QoL 5-item scale. On all study variables, bivariate correlations and analysis of variances by gender were conducted. Four multiple linear regressions were conducted, with TPA, VPA, MPA, and walking as the outcome variables. SWB, PHQADS, and COV19 QoL were predictor variables in all four models. Anticipated Results: Descriptive and inferential statistics from the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) will be reported. Codes and quotes from the PA section of the qualitative interviews will be presented. Descriptive and inferential statistics from the SWLS, GAD-7, PHQ-9, PWB and COV19-QoL scales will be reported. Codes and quotes from the PWB section of the qualitative interviews will be reported. Codes, quotes, and themes from social life and supports section from the qualitative interviews will be presented.
Authors: Weiyun Chen, Associate Professor Applied Exercise Science, School of Kinesiology
Research Method: Survey Research