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The effect of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on mental health amongst young adults.

BOROJEVIC, NINA 2016, The effect of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on mental health amongst young adults., DPsych(Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title The effect of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on mental health amongst young adults.
Author BOROJEVIC, NINA
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name DPsych(Health)
Thesis advisor Toumbourou John
Kremer Peter
Date submitted 2016-03
Keyword(s) Mental health
Physical exercise
Young adults
Youth mental health
sedentary lifestyles
Psychology
Summary Through a systematic review, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, the current thesis found that physical activity was associated with reduced mental health symptoms; however, this effect was not maintained after multivariate control for young adult psychosocial characteristics. Further, engagement in long periods of sedentary behaviour (sitting time) was associated with higher psychological distress in the cross-sectional study, but not related in the longitudinal study. A significant contribution of the thesis was the finding of a threshold at which sitting time may be related to mental health.
Language eng
Field of Research 111714 - Mental Health 50%
170106 - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology 50%
Socio Economic Objective 920410 - Mental Health 50%; 970117 - Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences 50%
Description of original xiv, 229 pages ; figures, tables, appendices
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Free to Read Start Date 2017-04-02
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089181

Document type: Thesis
Collection: Higher degree theses (citation only)
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