The Relationship between Physical Activity and Health Perceptions in a College Age Population

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158666
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship between Physical Activity and Health Perceptions in a College Age Population
Abstract:
The Relationship between Physical Activity and Health Perceptions in a College Age Population
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Bruno, Bernadette , MSN, RN, CCRN
Title:Cardiovascular Specialist
Contact Address:SON, 3429 McKinley Street, Dearborn, MI, 48124, USA
The purpose of this study was to examine adults in a college setting with regards to their attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral controls towards exercise and describe what their level of physical activity was before and after a Lifetime Wellness and Fitness Class. This study was conducted in two separate sections of a four-year college Lifetime Wellness and Fitness Class in the fall of 2002. The sample was comprised of 64 students who completed pre and post-test questionnaires measuring the variables: attitudes, subjective norm influences, behavioral control and physical activity. The results of the study showed a statistically significant increase (p<.05) with attitudes towards physical activity from pre to post evaluation. The only significant subjective norm influence was society (p<.05). Behavioral control towards fitness activities was found more difficult from pre-test (M=3.87) to post-test (M=3.69). The participants were found to have an increase in physical activity patterns from pre (M=2.62) to post-test (M=2.66) evaluation. These findings with behavioral control and physical activity patterns did not reach statistical significance. The results of this study suggest that even though attitudes are favorable and subjective norm influences are present, few participants engaged in physical activity three or more days of the week. Most participants received most of their exercise through daily activities. Understanding what can motivate an individual to exercise is yet to be discovered. Further studies by health care providers are needed to identify factors that can help young adults achieve daily physical activity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship between Physical Activity and Health Perceptions in a College Age Populationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158666-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship between Physical Activity and Health Perceptions in a College Age Population</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bruno, Bernadette , MSN, RN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Cardiovascular Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 3429 McKinley Street, Dearborn, MI, 48124, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to examine adults in a college setting with regards to their attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral controls towards exercise and describe what their level of physical activity was before and after a Lifetime Wellness and Fitness Class. This study was conducted in two separate sections of a four-year college Lifetime Wellness and Fitness Class in the fall of 2002. The sample was comprised of 64 students who completed pre and post-test questionnaires measuring the variables: attitudes, subjective norm influences, behavioral control and physical activity. The results of the study showed a statistically significant increase (p&lt;.05) with attitudes towards physical activity from pre to post evaluation. The only significant subjective norm influence was society (p&lt;.05). Behavioral control towards fitness activities was found more difficult from pre-test (M=3.87) to post-test (M=3.69). The participants were found to have an increase in physical activity patterns from pre (M=2.62) to post-test (M=2.66) evaluation. These findings with behavioral control and physical activity patterns did not reach statistical significance. The results of this study suggest that even though attitudes are favorable and subjective norm influences are present, few participants engaged in physical activity three or more days of the week. Most participants received most of their exercise through daily activities. Understanding what can motivate an individual to exercise is yet to be discovered. Further studies by health care providers are needed to identify factors that can help young adults achieve daily physical activity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:16:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:16:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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