COMPARISON OF LEVELS OF SELF-ESTEEM BY SEX AND LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN TWO GROUPS OF SENIOR ADULTS
The purpose of this study is to observe whether there are differences in the self-esteem score, depending on the level of physical activity (active-sedentary) in a sample of senior adults. Twenty-six senior adults participated in the study with an average of 73 ± 9 years of age. The sedentary group (n = 12) belonged to the Santo Domingo Nursing Home in Heredia, Costa Rica, while the active group belonged to the project entitled Modulation of the Aging Process of the Movement for Life Program. Results: No significant differences were found in scores by level of physical activity (t = 0.931, p = 0.363); however, there were significant differences in self-esteem scores by gender (t = -2.255, p = 0.034). It was concluded that the level of physical activity does not affect self-esteem and that men’s level of self-esteem is higher than women’s.
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