Evaluation of Self-Esteem and Quality Of Life of the Individuals with Different Body Mass Index Who Participated in Physical Activities
Mehmet Cagri Cetin
Mustafa Kemal University, School of Physical Education and Sports, Department of Physical Education and Sports Teacher, Hatay, Turkey.
Abstract: The aim of the present research was to determine the levels of self-esteem and quality of life of the individuals who participated in physical activities at the fitness centers / sports halls in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI) variable. The population of the study which was carried out using survey-model was consisted of individuals who were members of 16 fitness centers/sports halls located in Hatay Province. The sample of the research was composed of 427 adult individuals who were selected through random sampling method and participated in physical activities in these fitness centers/sports halls for at least three months. Self-esteem Scale developed by Arıcak (1999) was used in order to measure self-esteem of the participants. World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale Short Form, Turkish version WHOQOL-BREF TR designed by Eser (1999) was used in order to measure quality of life of the participants.It was found out in the study that there was significant difference between BMI values of the individuals who participated in physical activities and self esteem scale and all of the subscales of the quality of life scale. As a result, it was noted that self esteem and quality of life of the individuals with different BMI values who regularly participated in physical activities decreased as their weight-values increased.
[Mehmet Cagri Cetin. Evaluation of Self-Esteem and Quality Of Life of the Individuals with Different Body Mass Index Who Participated in Physical Activities. Life Sci J 2013;10(1):804-810]. (ISSN: 1097-8135).http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 126
Key Words: Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, Self Esteem, Quality Of Life.