Date of Award


Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Academic Program

Nursing BSN



First Advisor

Mayantoinette Watson, Ph.D.

Advisor Department



Robust literature exists to support the utility of CrossFit in improving metabolic and cardiovascular well-being. However, a metaphorical chasm exists not in the study of the physiological effects of CrossFit but in the psychological effects, namely quality of life (QOL). This thesis aimed to offer an installment into this gap by investigating trends among a population of 81 CrossFitters in south Mississippi. To best fulfill this task, a quantitative study was conducted using a 32-item survey composed of a mixture of questions from the World Health Organization Quality of Life Brief Version (WHOQOL- BREF) to assess reported quality of life in physical, psychological, social, and environmental domains. Additional questions were composed and added to assess consistency in attendance of CrossFit classes. A bivariate analysis with Spearman correlation was then conducted to determine if relationships existed between regular attendance and improved QOL and if so, to what degree. The analysis unveiled a positive correlation between Physical Domain and Consistency. Higher scores on the WHOQOL- BREF for the Physical Domain are associated with higher consistency reported among participants, meaning greater physical QOL appears to be a byproduct of regular attendance. Additionally, Social Domain and Marital Status demonstrated a negative correlation, meaning higher scores on the WHOQOL-BREF for Social Domain were associated with more married participants.

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Nursing Commons