The relationship between stress and physical activity among adolescent in UiTM Jengka, Pahang / Norfatihah Mohd Noor

Mohd Noor, Norfatihah (2018) The relationship between stress and physical activity among adolescent in UiTM Jengka, Pahang / Norfatihah Mohd Noor. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Stress for adolescent was an important stressor before they enter the more challenging
part in their lives. Besides, the difficulties in handling the stress will lead to the anxiety,
depression and poor coping skills. Nevertheless, by engaging in a physical activity has
proved to be one of the coping mechanism in handling the stress and any psychological
problem. The purpose of this research was aimed to investigate the significant
relationship between stress and physical activity among adolescent in UiTM Jengka.
In this study, data were collected using a Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-I0 item) and
Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescent (PAQ-A). The statistical sample was
140 adolescents with 70 male respondents and 70 female respondents that age 18 years
old and 19 years old. In this study, the analysis used was the descriptive statistic,
independent sample t-test, and Pearson correlation. Results showed no significant
relationship between stress and physical activity among male and female adolescent.
Moreover, results obtained showed that the mean value of stress for the male
adolescent was 22.900 ± 5.36 whereby the mean value of stress for the female
adolescent was 22.914 ± 4.58. In addition, the mean value of physical activity for the
male adolescent was 2.00 ± .55 whereby for the female adolescent was 1.61 ± .42.
Therefore, findings unveiled that there was no correlation between stress and physical
activity among adolescent in UiTM Jengka and results encourage a search for further
knowledge regarding the association between stress and the specific domain of
physical activity.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Mohd Noor, Norfatihah
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Games and amusements
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Outdoor life. Outdoor recreation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation
Item ID: 21975
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical activity, perceived stress scale, adolescent, UiTM Jengka
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/21975

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