Undergraduate physical activity and depressive symptoms: a national study.

  title={Undergraduate physical activity and depressive symptoms: a national study.},
  author={Catherine Anne Elliot and Catherine Kennedy and George Morgan and Sharon Anderson and Debra Morris},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  volume={36 2},
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of college students' physical activity and gender on depressive and suicidal symptoms. METHOD The National College Health Assessment survey was administered to college students nationwide. Data were analyzed with 4x2 ANOVAs and Games-Howell post hoc tests when appropriate. RESULTS More frequent physical activity related to less frequent depressive symptoms and consideration of suicide, but not with attempted suicide. Males reported depressive symptoms less… CONTINUE READING
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