Health indicators (physical and mental) Case study: University of Tehran students

Jamal Fazel Kalkhoran , HojatAllah Amini, Amir Abbasgholipour


Physical activity in adulthood decreases as the age increases. This fact has a relationship with mental factors as well. The aim of the present study was to investigate anger, self-esteem, sedentariness and body fat mass percent among university students. The statistical population consisted of all students of University of Tehran and 320 students were selected through the simple randomized sampling method. Independent t test and Pearson correlation coefficient were used to analyze the data. Findings of this study showed that 62% and 38% of students were sedentary and active respectively. Furthermore, total percent fat of subjects was 26%. Also, 79% of students had high self-esteem while 21% had low self-esteem. Also, a high negative correlation was reported between anger and self-esteem level. The mean physical activity showed a significant difference in physical activity between men and women. Also, there was no significant difference in fat mass between sedentary and active subjects. The present study showed no significant relationship between physical activity and high and low self-esteem although there was a high positive relationship between obesity and anger in subjects.

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