Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Islamic Azad University of Isfahan (Khorasgan Branch)

2 Isfahan University

Abstract

The current study aimed to examine the effect of a period of regular exercise on
the aggression of educable mentally retarded students aged between 9 and 15 in
Lordegan city. For this purpose, 28 students were selected randomly and divided
into two groups: 7 boys and 7 girls in experimental group and 7 boys and 7 girls in
control group. Ghezelseflu et al. (1387) aggression scale was used as a pretest for
both groups. A period of exercise program as an intervention program was run for
2 months, every week, 3 sessions (45 minutes) per week on the experimental group.
After intervention program, aggression scale was run again. The data were
analyzed by covariance using spss software. The results showed that a significant
difference between control and experimental groups' performance (P<0.001) in
aggression which showed that a period of exercise program reduced the
aggression and its subscales in the experimental group. It was concluded that
regular exercise program reduced the aggression of educable mentally retarded
students.

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