The influence of marianismo beliefs on physical activity of mid-life immigrant Latinas

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163312
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The influence of marianismo beliefs on physical activity of mid-life immigrant Latinas
Author(s):
D'Alonzo, Karen T.
Author Details:
Karen T. D'Alonzo, PhD, RN, APNC, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA, email: kdalonzo@rutgers.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: To identify the influence of marianismo beliefs on the adoption of physical activity among middle-aged immigrant Latinas. Background: Gender, ethnicity, culture and race are all determinants of physical activity. Women of all ages report less physical activity than men. This lack of physical activity is more profound among Hispanic women (Latinas), and exists regardless of socioeconomic status. Various hypotheses have been advanced to explain the lack of physical activity among Hispanic women. Included is the construct that describes the influence of cultural beliefs on gender role identity and the prioritization of familial responsibilities over self-care. This construct is referred to as marianismo. The use of a qualitative methodology, i.e. Photovoice, may facilitate our understanding of the influence of marianismo beliefs on physical activity among Latinas. Photovoice is a qualitative research method utilizes photography, writing and discussion to understand an essential phenomenon. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): In this pilot study, the sample will consist of 8-12 first generation Hispanic females, ages 35-55 years old. Participants will meet in a community center in Bound Brook, NJ. The women will attend a charla, or health education session, which will describe the purpose of the study and introduce Photovoice methodology. Participants will be given a digital camera and asked to photograph their typical activities, including household tasks, family/child care and occupational responsibilities. Participants will have one week to take and develop the pictures. During the second session, each woman will be asked to select and discuss one or two photos that are significant in terms of describing a typical day and in illustrating physical activity. Discussions will be audio taped and transcribed. Spradley's ethnographic analysis process will guide analysis of the Photovoice transcripts. Cultural themes that reflect the participants' views of the place physical activity has in a woman's life will be determined. Results: Research in progress Conclusions and Implications: Research in progress.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe influence of marianismo beliefs on physical activity of mid-life immigrant Latinasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorD'Alonzo, Karen T.en_US
dc.author.detailsKaren T. D'Alonzo, PhD, RN, APNC, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, USA, email: kdalonzo@rutgers.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163312-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To identify the influence of marianismo beliefs on the adoption of physical activity among middle-aged immigrant Latinas. Background: Gender, ethnicity, culture and race are all determinants of physical activity. Women of all ages report less physical activity than men. This lack of physical activity is more profound among Hispanic women (Latinas), and exists regardless of socioeconomic status. Various hypotheses have been advanced to explain the lack of physical activity among Hispanic women. Included is the construct that describes the influence of cultural beliefs on gender role identity and the prioritization of familial responsibilities over self-care. This construct is referred to as marianismo. The use of a qualitative methodology, i.e. Photovoice, may facilitate our understanding of the influence of marianismo beliefs on physical activity among Latinas. Photovoice is a qualitative research method utilizes photography, writing and discussion to understand an essential phenomenon. Methods (Design, Participants, Setting, Data Collection, Analytic approach): In this pilot study, the sample will consist of 8-12 first generation Hispanic females, ages 35-55 years old. Participants will meet in a community center in Bound Brook, NJ. The women will attend a charla, or health education session, which will describe the purpose of the study and introduce Photovoice methodology. Participants will be given a digital camera and asked to photograph their typical activities, including household tasks, family/child care and occupational responsibilities. Participants will have one week to take and develop the pictures. During the second session, each woman will be asked to select and discuss one or two photos that are significant in terms of describing a typical day and in illustrating physical activity. Discussions will be audio taped and transcribed. Spradley's ethnographic analysis process will guide analysis of the Photovoice transcripts. Cultural themes that reflect the participants' views of the place physical activity has in a woman's life will be determined. Results: Research in progress Conclusions and Implications: Research in progress.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:05:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:05:14Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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