Effectiveness of Zumba Training on Body Image and Subjective Happiness among Adolescents
The present study aimed at examining the effectiveness of Zumba training as an intervention to enhance perception of body image and subjective happiness among adolescents. The sample of the study comprised of 60 participants (both males and females) who were further randomly divided into two groups of 30 participants each namely control group and experimental group. The participants were in the age range 17-19 years and belonged to the city of Faridabad, India. The measures used for the study are Body Image Scale by Singh (1991) and Subjective Happiness Scale by Lyubomirsky & Lepper (1999). Eighteen Zumba sessions as a part of intervention were planned over a period of six weeks with three sessions per week. The duration of each session was 45-60 minutes. The sessions were conducted by a certified Zumba instructor. Independent sample t-test was used to calculate mean differences in the pre and post intervention scores of both the groups on body image and subjective happiness. Results showed that Zumba training enhanced the perception of body image and subjective happiness of the participants in the experimental group as compared to control group.