Relational Factors on College Students’ Interpersonal and Emotional Well-being

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Efforts to boost exercise behavior have been widespread in recent years. The US Department of Health and Human Service has discovered evidence showing that regular physical activity (PA) improves physiological and psychological health. Another study also indicated that college students’ positive attitude toward leisure activities was associated with an increase of satisfaction, which leads to improvement in their college life by enhanced self-esteem and decreased perceived stress and loneliness. The primary goal of this current research was to identify the factors influencing social and physical activities on college students’ interpersonal and psychological well-being. Wellness relates to several dimensions: social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual, and physical. However, this study focused on the physical, social activity (SA), and well-being. The researcher used a survey to collect the students’ feedback and perspectives on the impacts of being involved socially and physically in different on- and off-campus activities. This recent study found that with increased involvement in physical and social activities, depression as well as anxiety levels among college students were reduced. Social activities, however, helped more to reduce the student’s anxiety level but did not help the students to reduce their depression. This recent study also found a significant positive relationship between the hours and days subjects spent in SA and PA during their college experience. Furthermore, results showed a significant positive correlation between social activity and perceived anxiety among students who participated in the study