The aim of this study; The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of walking gait exercise on self esteem in obese children. Experimental group of 20 obese sedentary children aged between 12-14 years, 20 non-obese sedentary children aged 12-14 years were the control group. The experimental group was subjected to 8 weeks of recreational walking and the control group was not subjected to any exercise. In the study, the subcategory of the Rosenberg self-esteem scale consisting of ten questions was used to determine the self-esteem levels of individuals. SPSS 22 IBM statistical package program was used in the evaluation and calculation of the data obtained. Data are summarized as mean and standard deviation. As a result of the analysis; While there was a statistically significant improvement in the self-esteem levels of the experimental group doing recreation gait exercise, no statistically significant change was found in the self-esteem levels of the control group. In conclusion, we can say that recreational walking exercises have positive effects on self-esteem levels due to improvement in body mass index in obese children.
Self - Esteem, Obesity, Recreative.