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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2010 October;169(5):213-9
Determining emotion management skills of adults taking physical exercise and individuals leading a sedentary life
Physical Education and Sports Department, University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey
Aim. Emotion management is defined as a process of investigating positive and negative behavior which determines reactions and approaches of people to events. The aim of this study is to investigate emotion management skills of adults leading a sedentary life and adults taking physical exercise.
Methods. The study included 412 voluntarily participated adults. Of the participants, 204 were chosen from individuals who were doing regular aerobic exercise twice a week (Exercise Group: EG). The remaining 208 were individuals leading a sedentary life who did not participate in any regular physical exercise (sedentary group: SG). The mean age of the participants was 39.95±8.25 years (ranging 20 to 47). In the study, “Scale of Emotions Management Skills (SEMS)” and “personal information form” were used as data collection tools. Statistical analyses were performed using “t-test” and “Mann Whitney U test”.
Results. Results of the study suggested that there was a statistically significant difference between adults with a sedentary life and those doing regular aerobic physical exercise in terms of their emotion management skills.
Conclusion. Participants taking regular physical exercises were found to manage their emotions much more affectively when compared to those leading a sedentary life. Further studies are needed to reinforce relationship between emotion management skills and physical exercises.