Presentation Title

The Effects of Exercise on Hope

Presentation Type

Poster

School

School of Sciences and Social Sciences

Discipline

Psychology

Mentor

Karen Jennings

Abstract

The goal of this research is to examine the effects of exercise on hope among college students. Exercise is any form of physical activity used to improve one’s health. Hope is defined as feeling of desire for the betterment of one’s future. Higher levels of hope may be associated with a more positive outlook on life, motivation to strive towards goals that are important to them, and improvement in one’s quality of life. Findings from key research articles indicated that levels of exercise may increase levels of hope among college students. To investigate this hypothesis approximately 100 students will complete a survey consisting of a student’s demographics, questions on levels of exercise and Hope Scale. Expected findings are that participants who report higher levels of exercise will score higher on the Hope Scale than students who report lower levels of exercise.

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The Effects of Exercise on Hope

The goal of this research is to examine the effects of exercise on hope among college students. Exercise is any form of physical activity used to improve one’s health. Hope is defined as feeling of desire for the betterment of one’s future. Higher levels of hope may be associated with a more positive outlook on life, motivation to strive towards goals that are important to them, and improvement in one’s quality of life. Findings from key research articles indicated that levels of exercise may increase levels of hope among college students. To investigate this hypothesis approximately 100 students will complete a survey consisting of a student’s demographics, questions on levels of exercise and Hope Scale. Expected findings are that participants who report higher levels of exercise will score higher on the Hope Scale than students who report lower levels of exercise.