Exercise, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence
The purpose of this study was to determine whether relationships exist among self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and exercise frequency, duration, and adherence. To establish such relationships, 64 University of Central Florida students completed experimental packets designed to test their levels of self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and exercise behavior. The responses were analyzed using SPSS and the Pearson correlation coefficient. Significant positive correlations were found between self-esteem and exercise frequency, duration, and adherence. Further significant positive correlations were found between emotional intelligence and exercise duration and adherence, and between emotional intelligence and self-esteem. These are important findings. The research suggests emotional intelligence may be a variable relevant to individual exercise goals as well as self esteem. In addition the study supports past research concerning the relationship between exercise and self-esteem.
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Newlin, Michael H.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
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Luizza, Theresa, "Exercise, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence" (2000). HIM 1990-2015. 208.