Keywords : Exercise dependence
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 4963-4968
The purpose of the study was to compare the exercise dependence and its sub-variables among college level female players and non-players. A sample of 482 female students (Players=304, Non-players=178) was selected from different colleges of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab. The subjectswere assessed for exercise dependence with the help of EDS-21 developed by Hausenblaus and Symons (2002). The results revealed that
49.13% female non-players had exercise dependence and 53% players had exercise dependence. Independent sample t-test revealed that players group had significantly higher score in withdrawal effects (p<0.05), continuance (p<0.05), tolerance (p<0.05), lack of control (p<0.05), time (p<0.05) and exercise dependence (p<0.05) than female nonplayers. In conclusion, players group were found to have more exercise dependent symptoms as compared to non-players college girls.