Duration and Frequency of Physical Activity as Correlates of Self-Esteem of Nursing Students

Authors

  • Michael Robin Aggabao Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Hillary Jane Basilio-Ramirez Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Nicole Anne Marie Cababat Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Mark Oliver Carpio Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Gloria Mariz Sausa Adventist University of The Philippines
  • Ardie Tayongtong Adventist University of The Philippines

https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v5i1.1436

Keywords:

Physical activity, self-esteem, nursing students

Abstract

The aim of this descriptive-correlational study was to determine the relationship between duration and frequency of physical activity and self-esteem among nursing students of a selected university. An adapted questionnaire was distributed to 104 conveniently selected nursing students from levels I-III of a selected college of nursing. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that the average frequency of the participants’ physical activity was three times a week, while the average duration was 30 minutes per day. Participants’ self-esteem was assessed to be high. The study found that higher frequencies of stretching, weight-lifting, circuit training, sit-ups, and push-ups were associated with higher levels of self-esteem. Participant’s ages 20- 30 years old had a significantly higher self-esteem level than participants less than 20 years old, while male participants had a significantly higher self-esteem level than females. There was no significant difference in participants’ self-esteem when parents’ monthly income and participants’ place of residence were considered. 

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Published

2017-10-30

How to Cite

Aggabao, M. R., Basilio-Ramirez, H. J., Cababat, N. A. M., Carpio, M. O., Sausa, G. M., & Tayongtong, A. (2017). Duration and Frequency of Physical Activity as Correlates of Self-Esteem of Nursing Students. Abstract Proceedings International Scholars Conference, 5(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.35974/isc.v5i1.1436