The Relationships of physical exercise, optimism and health locus of control

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2002
Akkoyun, Mine
The purpose of the present study is to investigate the relationships of physical exercise, optimism, and health locus of control. The sample consisted of 300 (185 female, 115 male) students who volunteered to participate in the study, from different departments of Faculty of Education of the Middle East Technical University (METU). Three instruments, namely, Life Orientation Test (LOT), Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale (MHLC), and a questionnaire assessing different aspects of physical exercise were used to collect data. m %L®w$v*H0*The results of the MANOVA revealed a significant difference between those who do and do not do physical exercise only in Fate Health Locus of Control scores. In Internal Health Locus of Control sub-scale, optimists had significantly higher scores then pessimists. The results of the MANOVA employed to the HLC scores of those who do physical exercise yielded that those who were more active in doing physical exercise had lower scores in Fate Health Locus of Control sub-scale as compared to those who were less active in doing exercises.

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M. Akkoyun, “The Relationships of physical exercise, optimism and health locus of control,” Middle East Technical University, 2002.