Relationship between the practice of physical activity and depression in university students
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Keywords

physical activity
depression
BDI

How to Cite

Lima, A., & Beleza, A. (2021). Relationship between the practice of physical activity and depression in university students. PsychTech & Health Journal, 4(2), 3-11. https://doi.org/10.26580/PTHJ.art29-2021

Abstract

This study’s objectives were to compare sex, practice, and frequency of physical activity in terms of global depression. This study’s sample consisted of 183 individuals, 38.3% male, and 61.7% female. The results indicate that it is men who practice more frequently and with longer sessions of activity. Comparison by sex showed significant effects in terms of global depression and the somatic-affective dimension. There are significant differences between men and women regarding the practice of physical activity and depression. That said, we conclude that men practice more than women, who tend to have higher values on depressive symptoms. Women have higher levels of depression in all its dimensions, particularly in the affective-somatic dimension.

https://doi.org/10.26580/PTHJ.art29-2021
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