Effect of dance sports on physical self-efficacy in post-menopausal depression obese women

댄스스포츠 운동이 폐경 후 우울증 비만 여성의 신체적 자기효능감에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Jee-Youn (Dept. of Physical Education, Korea University) ;
  • Sim, Young-Je (Dept. of Physical Education, Kunsan National University)
  • Received : 2015.05.21
  • Accepted : 2015.07.20
  • Published : 2015.07.28


The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of dance sports for twelve weeks on physical self-efficacy in post-menopausal depression obese women. A total 38 women participated in this study, and they were divided into three groups: mild-depression group(n=9), light-depression group(n=14) and control group(n=15). For the exercise program in this study, a dance sports program performed at an intensity of heart rate reserve 50~80%, 60 minutes of exercise time, and the frequency of 3 times a week. Physical self-efficacy for mild-depression group after 12-week dance sports program was significantly increased compared to before the exercise. Although light-depression group and control group didn't show significant increase in physical self-efficacy, dance sports is expected to act positively on mental stability, such as depression and hope used as an effective tool to improve the quality of life. Furthermore, we expect a convergence is achieved between the sports science and medical research sectors.


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