The effect of indigenous games on depression in children

Amir Dana 1, Mir Hamid Salehian 2

1 Department of Physical Education, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran; 2 Department of Physical Education, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

DOI 10.36148/2284-0249-437

This study examines the effect of indigenous games on children’s depression. A quasi-experimental method was used with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The sample was 60 people selected by the Convenience sampling method. The sample was randomly divided into experimental and control groups (30 people in each group). The experimental group practiced indigenous games in eight weeks with three 45 minutes sessions per week. The control group engaged only in daily activities. The Maria Kovacs inventory measures depression in children. Data were analyzed using the analysis of covariance. The results showed that indigenous games influenced children’s depression and its subscales.

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