The effect of exercise on improving quality of life and self-esteem of inmates in Greek prisons

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Title: The effect of exercise on improving quality of life and self-esteem of inmates in Greek prisons
Authors: Psychou, Dimitra | Kokaridas, Dimitrios | Koulouris, Nikolaos | Theodorakis, Yannis | Krommidas, Charalampos
Keywords: Prisoners | Physical activity | SF-12 | Rosenberg self-esteem scale
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2019, 14(2): 374-384. doi:10.14198/jhse.2019.142.10
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of an exercise program on the quality of life and self-esteem of inmates in Greek prisons. Sixty male inmates randomly assigned in two groups (control and experiment). The duration of the training program for the exercise group was 12 weeks. Control group individuals did not participate in the exercise program. SF-12 quality of life questionnaire and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale were administered to both groups prior and after exercise intervention. The findings of this study support the beneficial effect of exercise on quality of life and self-esteem of inmates in Greek prison settings.
Sponsor: The research for this paper was financially supported by a PhD Research Fellowship from the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI).
URI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2019.142.10 | http://hdl.handle.net/10045/82343
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.14198/jhse.2019.142.10
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://www.jhse.ua.es/
Appears in Collections:Revistas - Journal of Human Sport and Exercise - 2019, Vol. 14, No. 2

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