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Improvements in self-concept associated with reductions in negative mood in preadolescents enrolled in an after-school physical activity program.
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PMID:  16342571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preadolescents enrolled in either a 3 times per week, 12-week exercise program (n = 50) or a no-exercise program control condition (n = 42) during their after-school care, were assessed for indication of whether exercise-induced changes in self-concept and overall negative mood were negatively correlated. Significant improvements in ratings of self-concept and of negative mood were found over 12 wk. Inverse relationships were found between changes in physical self-concept with overall self-concept and negative mood (r = -.40 and -.36, respectively). Results supported the positive effect of exercise on the assessed psychological factors in preadolescents. Cognitive behavioral theory-based explanations of the findings were discussed.
James J Annesi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-13     Completed Date:  2006-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Motor Activity*
School Health Services / utilization*
Self Concept*
Time Factors

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