February 29, 2024
Abdosaleh Zar

Abdosaleh Zar

Academic Rank: Associate professor
Degree: Ph.D in exercise physiology
Phone: 09387228086
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities


Title Evaluation of Social Happiness in Active and Inactive Adolescents in Coronavirus Period
Type Article
COVID-19, Pandemic, Happiness, Adolescents
Journal Journal of the Dow University of Health Sciences (JDUHS)
DOI https://doi.org/10.36570/jduhs.2022.3
Researchers Abdosaleh Zar (First researcher) , Sara Zare karizak (Second researcher) , Hamid Reza Sadeghipour (Third researcher)


Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the social happiness in active and inactive adolescents during the coronavirus prevalence period.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Shiraz, Iran in 2020. High school students of either gender being physically healthy living in Shiraz were included. The criterion of being active was having at least 3 one-hour sessions of sports activity during the week. A social vitality questionnaire was used to assess social happiness. The minimum score in this test is 37 and the maximum score is 74. A high score indicates the high cheerfulness of the respondent.Results: Of 350 adolescent's students participated in this study. The mean age, weight, and height were 16.78 ± 2.59 years, 55.93 ± 11.37 kg, and 162.98 ± 6.21 cm respectively. A significant mean difference of total score of social happiness was observed in between active and inactive students (p-value <0.001). Moreover, stratification of gender also showed a significant mean difference in male (p-value <0.001) and female (p-value <0.001). Conclusion: A higher score of social happiness was observed in students who were physical active during coronavirus period. It seems that exercise and physical activity can be an important factor in increasing students' social happiness, and so their academic progress