Impact of Sports Activities on Stress among Medical and other Undergraduate Students
Author(s) : Huma Pervaiz, Aftab Nazir, Rabia Rana, Qamar Zehra, Mishal and Hafiz Muhammad Imran Aziz
To examine the impact of sports activities on stress among medical and undergraduate’s students.
Material and Methods:
It’s a descriptive cross-sectional study undertaken in four private sectors teaching institutions situated in Faisalabad. Sample consisted of 150 students. 75(50%) students were selected form medical and 75(50%) students (20 to 30 years) were having undergraduate level of education. Data was collected through self-administered structured questionnaire. Results confirmed that the internal consistency (reliability analysis) of all questionnaires in this study are in adequate values of Cronbach’s alpha (.83 to .94).
Out of 150 study participants, there were 86 male and 64 female participants. Mean age of participants was 22.75 years+1.14. The study showed deep insights on the relationship between stress of adults and physical activity. The result displays that rational sports activity is positive significant (p < .01) correlate with stress (r = -.43). While, depend sports activity is also positive significant (p < .01) correlate with stress (r = .26). It means if rational sport activity will increase then stress will decrease. Additionally, rational sports activity has significant negative impact on stress, while depend sports activity has significant positive impact on stress.
It is concluded that sports activity has significant impact on stress among medical and undergraduate students. Counselling sessions should be offered to student to reduce their stress and engage in sport activities.
Key Words: Stress, Sports Activities, Medical students, Undergraduates Students