International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Study Papers | Physical Education | China | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023 | Rating: 5.6 / 10


Study on the Correlation between Physical Fitness and Anxiety Disorders among Adolescents during the COVID-19 Epidemic

Jun Xiang


Abstract: Objective: To study the relationship between adolescents' physical fitness and anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 epidemic, and to provide a reference for improving adolescents' mental health. Methods: From September 2021 to December 2021, a random sampling method was used to screen 1032 adolescents (620 boys and 412 girls) in Guangdong Province for anxiety related emotional disorders and test for physical fitness from September 2021 to December 2021, and regression analysis was used to test the relationship between these two aspects during the epidemic. Results: (1) During the COVID-19 epidemic, the overall obesity rate among adolescents in Guangdong Province was high (30% for boys and 20% for girls), and the physical fitness test indexes (BMI, standing long jump, one-minute rope skipping, five times two-meter turn back run) of adolescents were all at the lower-middle level (passing grade). (2) During this epidemic, the average anxiety disorder test score of 1, 032 adolescents in Guangdong Province was at a medium level, with a total test score of 17.88?13.87, 320 cases (31%) scoring greater than 25 points, and 712 cases (69%) scoring less than 25 points. The data for the overall scores, scores greater than 25, and scores less than 25 for the five factors of somatization panic, generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and school phobia were compared and the differences were all statistically significant (p<0.05). (3) There was no statistically significant correlation between generalized anxiety disorder and physical fitness index (P>0.05), while there was a statistically significant correlation between somatization panic, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, school phobia, and physical fitness index (p<0.05), and was negatively correlated with physical fitness index (t values:-4.82,-2.65,-3.52,-6.21). This indicates that the higher the scores of somatization panic, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and school phobia, the lower the physical fitness index of the adolescents. Conclusion: During the epidemic of COVID-19, adolescents in Guangdong Province had a high rate of physical obesity and a significant decline in physical fitness, as well as psychological problems such as anxiety disorders. Schools and families should strengthen the physical exercise of adolescents in Guangdong Province during COVID-19, and improve their physical fitness in multiple ways to cure their anxiety disorders and other problems.


Keywords: during the COVID-19 epidemic, physical fitness, anxiety disorders, adolescents, Physical exercise


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 1674 - 1680


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