Physical activity, positive or negative mood states and sociodemographic characteristics among team sport athletes during Covid-19 pandemic

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1811-12THCONG
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1University of Tabriz
2پژوهشگاه تربیت بدنی و علوم ورزشی
3Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology, Sport Sciences Research Institute of Iran
4دانشگاه بین المللی امام خمینی
5دانشگاه تبریز
The aim of this study was to investigate the physical activity levels, positive or negative mood states and sociodemographic characteristics among team athletes during Covid-19 pandemic.
In an effort to achieve this, do this we conducted a retrospective study with 476 athletes from team sports including football, futsal, volleyball, handball and basketball. Sociodemographic characteristics, type and level of physical activity, positive and negative mood states were collected and examined.
Majority of participants reported that they sustained and had moderate income, did not lose their job during the COVID-19 pandemic. Males were more grouchy, gloomy, weary, alert and vigorous than females. Duration, intensity and frequency of Physical activity (PA) before and during COVID-19 pandemic had changed. Duration of per session and intensity of PA was higher before COVID-19 pandemic than during it. However, frequency of PA had increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, soccer, volleyball and handball players reported more negative mood states than basketball and futsal players. Also, futsal players felt themselves more vigorously than volleyball players. At last, the confinement imposed degree and adherence to them correlated with some negative and positive moods.
The mean of positive moods was generally lower than negative moods. Football and volleyball players were most affected by the negative mood. However, females were less grouch, gloomy and weary than males and males were more alert and vigorous than females. So, the results of previous research on the fact that females are more affected by negative factors were not confirmed in the case of the present research athletics sample.