Vol 5 No 2 (2019)
Articles

The Effects of Pilates, Step and Zumba Exercises on Self-esteem, Happiness and Communication Skill Levels

Serhat Özdenk
Sinop University Faculty of Sport Sciences Department of Sport Management, Turkey.
Mehmet İmamoğlu
Sinop University Faculty of Sport Sciences Department of Sport Management, Turkey.
Published August 5, 2019
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Keywords
  • Exercise program, Physical activity, Pilates, Sport, Zumba, Women.
How to Cite
Özdenk, S., & İmamoğlu, M. (2019). The Effects of Pilates, Step and Zumba Exercises on Self-esteem, Happiness and Communication Skill Levels. Asian Journal of Education and Training, 5(2), 369-373. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.522.2019.52.369.373

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the self-esteem, happiness and communication skills of women who participated in pilates, step and zumba exercise programs. A total of 54 women participated in the study. Pilates, step and zumba exercise program was applied three days a week for a total of 12 weeks. As a data col lection tool in research; personal information form, Rosenberg self-esteem scale consisting of 10 items, which was adapted to Turkish by Cuhadaroğlu (1986) the scale of communication skills created by Korkut-Owen and Bugay (2014) consisting of 25 items, and the scale of happiness created by Demirci (2017) composed of 6 items. When the self-esteem, happiness level and communication skills scale scores of the participants in the pilates exercise program are examined, there is a statistically significant difference between the pre-posttest values (p<0.05). When the self-esteem scale scores of the participants in step and zumba exercise program were examined, there was no statistically significant difference between the pre-posttest values (p>0.05). When the happiness level and communication skills scale scores of the participants in step and zumba exercise program were examined, statistically significant difference was observed between the pre-posttest (p<0.05). Pilates exercise program positively affects self-esteem, happiness and communication skills. Step and zumba exercise programs have no effect on self-esteem. Step and zumba exercise program positively affect the level of happiness and communication skills. It is recommended that women participate in exercise programs such as pilates, step and zumba.

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