The effect of exercise on improving quality of life and self-esteem of inmates in Greek prisons

Dimitra Psychou, Dimitrios Kokaridas, Nikolaos Koulouris, Yannis Theodorakis, Charalampos Krommidas

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of an exercise program on the quality of life and self-esteem of inmates in Greek prisons. Sixty male inmates randomly assigned in two groups (control and experiment). The duration of the training program for the exercise group was 12 weeks. Control group individuals did not participate in the exercise program. SF-12 quality of life questionnaire and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale were administered to both groups prior and after exercise intervention. The findings of this study support the beneficial effect of exercise on quality of life and self-esteem of inmates in Greek prison settings.


Keywords

Prisoners; Physical activity; SF- 12; Rosenberg self-esteem scale

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2019.142.10





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