Keywords

Anxiety, Physical fitness, Stress (Psychology)

Abstract

An assessment was made of the relationship between physical fitness level, anxiety level and Type A behavior in a non-clinical sample of healthy middle-age adults. Forty nine mid-level managers from Westinghouse Steam Generator and Turbine Division, world Headquarters participated by filling out a battery of tests, including the Jenkins Activity Survey, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and a fitness questionnaire. No significant relationship was found between physical fitness level and Type A behavior. A significant negative relationship was found between physical fitness level and trait-anxiety. Trend analysis revealed a significant linear decrease in mean anxiety scores for groups of increasing levels of fitness. A discussion of these results and their implications for research in an occupational setting is included.

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Graduation Date

1984

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Abbott, David W.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

30 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0015547

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