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dc.contributor.advisorRognmo, Kamilla
dc.contributor.authorHembre, Martine Helgesen
dc.contributor.authorHåkonsen, Ellen Asplund
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-08T08:27:18Z
dc.date.available2020-05-08T08:27:18Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-08
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between physical activity, personality and mental distress in an adolescent sample. We also investigated if the relationship between physical activity and mental distress is dependent on personality. Analyses were based on data from the second wave of the Tromsø study – Fit Futures. An objective measure of physical activity was used, in addition to self reports on physical activity, mental distress, and personality. 366 participants (233 female and 133 male) were included in the analyses (Mage = 18.52, SD = 1.75). Separate multiple hierarchical regression analyses were conducted for each personality trait to determine whether the trait had a moderating effect on the relationship between physical activity and depression. Results identified a possible negative interaction between steps per day and low scores on Neuroticism. A negative interaction between steps per day and high scores on Conscientiousness was also found. However, the results were uncertain and this was discussed. Because personality is fluctuating, and because many factors may contribute to the effect of physical activity, further research using objective measures are needed. Conclusions: Our results indicated that physical activity was not related to mental distress, except perhaps for participants low in Neuroticism and high in Conscientiousness.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/18245
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDPSY-2901
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Psykologi: 260::Klinisk psykologi: 262en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Psychology: 260::Clinical psychology: 262en_US
dc.subjectFit Futures
dc.titleThe Moderating Effect of Personality on the Relationship Between Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Depression and Anxiety Among Adolescents: Results From the Tromsø Study – Fit Futuresen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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