Master of Science (MS)
Semester of Degree Completion
Amber M. Shipherd
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on body-esteem among college-aged females. The study had four participants complete a pre-intervention questionnaire, which included BMI information and the Body-Esteem Scale (BES: Franzoi & Shields, 1984). The participants then completed 12 sessions of HIIT, three sessions each week for four weeks. After completing the HIIT protocol, participants filled out a post-intervention questionnaire, including BMI and the BES. The post-intervention questionnaires were then compared to the participants' pre-intervention questionnaires using a paired-samples t test with SPSS software. Small changes in BES scores occurred, however no statistical significance was found between pre and post-intervention. The small changes suggest that further studies could yield more significant findings.
Duncan, Chelsea K., "The Effects of High Intensity Interval Training on Body-Esteem Among College-Aged Women" (2016). Masters Theses. 2451.