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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158875
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Spousal Influence on the Leisure-time Physical Activity of Korean Immigrant Women
Abstract:
Spousal Influence on the Leisure-time Physical Activity of Korean Immigrant Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ju, Sukyung
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Contact Address:845 South Damen Ave., Room 619, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-505-5331
Co-Authors:S. Ju, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; J. Wilbur, College of Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL;
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of husbands' leisure-time physical activity and spousal support for physical activity on the leisure-time physical activity of Korean immigrant women. To date, studies that have assessed the physical activity of Korean Americans have been at the individual level, not in couples. Spouse's social support might be one of the most important determinants of leisure-time physical activity, particularly immigrant women, because most immigrants have experienced the loss of old social connections. Methods: The design was a cross-sectional, descriptive, face-to-face interview survey with Korean couples who worked together in a small business (drycleaners). Participants were recruited from the membership lists of Korean American Drycleaners Association of Greater Chicago (KADAC) and social networking. Measures included: spousal social support received and provided for physical activity (Sallis, modified), self-efficacy for overcoming barriers to physical activity (McAuley), and leisure time physical activity (CHAMPS). Results: Seventy couples participated (mean age of 57.9 for husbands and 53.7 for women). Wives' self-efficacy for physical activity and husband's leisure-time physical activity showed significant positive independent direct effects on wives' leisure-time physical activity. Wives' perception of spousal support received from husbands had an indirect effect on their leisure time physical activity through self-efficacy. Conclusion: This study suggests that Korean husbands may have an important influence on the physical activity of their wives. Future intervention work to promote physical activity in this immigrant group of women should take into consideration the role husbands may play.
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.titleSpousal Influence on the Leisure-time Physical Activity of Korean Immigrant Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158875-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Spousal Influence on the Leisure-time Physical Activity of Korean Immigrant Women</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ju, Sukyung</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">845 South Damen Ave., Room 619, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-505-5331</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sju2@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S. Ju, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; J. Wilbur, College of Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of husbands' leisure-time physical activity and spousal support for physical activity on the leisure-time physical activity of Korean immigrant women. To date, studies that have assessed the physical activity of Korean Americans have been at the individual level, not in couples. Spouse's social support might be one of the most important determinants of leisure-time physical activity, particularly immigrant women, because most immigrants have experienced the loss of old social connections. Methods: The design was a cross-sectional, descriptive, face-to-face interview survey with Korean couples who worked together in a small business (drycleaners). Participants were recruited from the membership lists of Korean American Drycleaners Association of Greater Chicago (KADAC) and social networking. Measures included: spousal social support received and provided for physical activity (Sallis, modified), self-efficacy for overcoming barriers to physical activity (McAuley), and leisure time physical activity (CHAMPS). Results: Seventy couples participated (mean age of 57.9 for husbands and 53.7 for women). Wives' self-efficacy for physical activity and husband's leisure-time physical activity showed significant positive independent direct effects on wives' leisure-time physical activity. Wives' perception of spousal support received from husbands had an indirect effect on their leisure time physical activity through self-efficacy. Conclusion: This study suggests that Korean husbands may have an important influence on the physical activity of their wives. Future intervention work to promote physical activity in this immigrant group of women should take into consideration the role husbands may play.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:28:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:28:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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