Term of Award

Spring 2006

Degree Name

Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Health and Kinesiology

Committee Chair

A. Barry Joyner

Committee Member 1

Jim McMillan

Committee Member 2

Janice Steirn


This study examines the effects of resistance and aerobic exercise on Social Physique Anxiety (SPA) and Physical Self-Efficacy (PSE) over a 3-week time period. Participants (n=44, mean age=21.11 yesrs) were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups: Aerobic, Resistance, Combination, or Control. Measures of SPA and PSE were taken as baseline and after the 3-week period. Two-way ANOVAs revealed a singificant difference in SPA, confidence, and ability over time across all groups.

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