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| Published: September 26, 2021

Effect of Physical Exercise on Stress and Psychological Wellbeing of Nepalese Population

Indu Shrestha

Student, Manav Rachana International Institute of Research and Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.168.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.168

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The aim of the study is to identify impact of physical activities on psychological wellbeing and stress. It tries to investigate the effect of physical exercise on stress and psychological wellbeing depending on its duration and frequency as well as the correlation between stress and psychological wellbeing. Methods and Materials: A quantitative research design was adopted to achieve the objectives of the present study, sample of 125 samples were selected from Nepalese community in Kathmandu district, Nepal through convenience sampling method. The standardized tools used for the study were Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, 1983) to collect the data related to stress and Ryff’s Psychological wellbeing (Ryff, 1989) for psychological assessment. Ryff’s Psychological wellbeing scale having six dimensions of well-being, Autonomy, Environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relations with others, and purpose of life and self- acceptance. The samples are collected using online platform, which are later divided into three groups: who (1) don’t workout at all, (2) workout for 4-6 hours in a week and (3) workout for more than 6 hours a week. The statistical measures used to analyze the data are correlation and ANOVA. Results: The findings of present study clearly indicate duration of Physical exercise have no significant difference in the mean stress scores of three groups (F=1.188, p<.308) and mean psychological wellbeing scores of three groups (F.671, p<.513). The results of present study supports that there is significant relation between stress and psychological wellbeing at the level of 0.01. Conclusion: The analysis of data provides the evidence that there is no significant difference among participants performing physical activities on a frequency of time, there was no significant difference between three categorical divisions of respondent. Additionally, there is a significant correlation between total stress experience and total psychological wellbeing experience by individuals.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.168.20210903

10.25215/0903.168

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021