Term of Award

Spring 2006

Degree Name

Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)


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.