The influence of physical activity on the positivity and life orientation indices among the elderly
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Keywords

physical activity
positivity
life orientation

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Teixeira, C. M., Rodrigues, P., & Pinto, M. (2021). The influence of physical activity on the positivity and life orientation indices among the elderly. PsychTech & Health Journal, 5(1), 54-64. https://doi.org/10.26580/PTHJ.art36-2021

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare physical activity levels with the levels of Positivity and Life Orientation in the elderly. The sample consisted of 204 older adults aged 61 and 98 years (M = 73.4; SD = 8.42). For this study, we used the Positivity Scale and Life Orientation Test. Data was gathered in several institutions and residential houses homes. The description of the sample was performed through measures of central tendency and dispersion. The Kolmogorov Smirnov, nonparametric Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis, multiple comparisons, and Spearman correlation coefficient were performed. The results obtained demonstrate a positive relationship between physical activity and the dependent variables Positivity and Life Orientation. Given the results, we conclude that physical activity promotes benefits for the elderly, namely physical health gains, psychological well-being, positivity, and life guidance.

https://doi.org/10.26580/PTHJ.art36-2021
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