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Psychological resilience, daily stressors, and implications for physical activity levels in mothers with young children
by Clark, Sarah, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 59; 1527540
Abstract (Summary)

The present study aimed to investigate the impact of psychological resilience and daily stressors on physical activity levels among mothers completing a three-month physical activity program. The sample consisted of 30 low-income mothers recruited to participate in a larger community-based physical activity intervention study. It was expected that women higher in resilience would participate in more physical activity over the program than women lower in resilience, and women lower in resilience would be more negatively affected by daily stressors than those higher in resilience, resulting in less physical activity over the program. However, results showed a pattern that among the women lower in resilience, those experiencing a higher severity of daily stressors throughout the program participated in more physical activity than those experiencing a lower severity of daily stressors. Implications for targeting mothers to use physical activity as a coping mechanism are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Urizar, Guido
Commitee: Lee, Diane, Pedersen, Bill
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Daily stressors, Low-income mothers, Physical activity program, Resilience
Publication Number: 1527540
ISBN: 978-1-303-79579-4
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