Author: Anza Tahir
Supervisor: Aisha Sitwat, PhD
University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study aimed to firstly find the relation of stress, level of frustration tolerance and psychological wellbeing with physical activity, secondly to find out prediction relationship of physical activity, stress and level of frustration tolerance for psychological wellbeing and to find out prediction of level of physical activity with stress and level of frustration tolerance. Ex post facto research design was used in the study and the convenient sampling was used for data collection. 128 participants (57 women and 71 men) were taken from 5 most visited parks and’ from the gyms of the Lahore city from which the permission was granted. The questionnaires included Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) (Cohen& Williamson, 1988) to measure perceived stress; Level of Frustration Tolerance scale of Symptom Checklist (LFT) (Rahman, Dawood, Rehman, Mansoor & Ali, 2009) to measure Level of frustration tolerance; International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) to measure Physical activity and levels of physical activity; Ryff Scale of Psychological Wellbeing (SSW) (Ryff & Keyes 1955) to measure the six aspects of psychological wellbeing. It was hypothesized that there physical activity will be negatively associated with level of frustration tolerance and stress and positively associated with psychological wellbeing. Correlational analysis revealed that there was no association of physical activity with stress and level of frustration tolerance and psychological wellbeing. But stress was positively and significantly related to level of frustration tolerance and significantly and negatively related with autonomy, positive relation with others, environmental mastery and self-acceptance. Level of frustration tolerance is negatively and significantly related to autonomy, positive relation with others, environmental mastery and self-acceptance. Linear multiple regression results showed that no level of physical activity with any level of psychological wellbeing, stress and level of frustration tolerance whereas, stress significantly and negatively predicted autonomy, environmental mastery, personal relation, and self-acceptance. Level of frustration tolerance significantly and negatively predicted autonomy and self- acceptance and negatively and slightly predicted personal relations. Sitting positively predicted purpose of life. Sedentary life style was a predictor of low level of frustration tolerance. The results have implication for those who have sedentary life style.
Keywords: Stress, Level of Frustration Tolerance, Physical Activity, Psychological Well being.
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