Presentation Title

To Be Physically Active Or Not To Be?

Mentor

Fitni Destani, Melanie Adams, and Eric Carpenter

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

Abstract

Despite physical activity being an essential part in one’s general health and well-being, many college students are not regularly physically active. However, students in the Physical Education Department (PED), due to their choice in major, are perceived to be motivated and partake in regular physical activity. In addition, PED students are provided with skills and knowledge about healthy lifestyles that may influence their decisions about engaging in regular physical activity. Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is a behavioral change theory that has been used to assess motivational readiness for physical activity. This project aims to determine if group differences exist within and between undergraduate college students’ stages of behavior change for regular physical activity by major (Physical Education Teacher Certification, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training) within the PED. Using self-reports assessing TTM variables, a factorial 3 x 4 ANOVA will reveal if statistical group differences exist within and between the PED majors.

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To Be Physically Active Or Not To Be?

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

Despite physical activity being an essential part in one’s general health and well-being, many college students are not regularly physically active. However, students in the Physical Education Department (PED), due to their choice in major, are perceived to be motivated and partake in regular physical activity. In addition, PED students are provided with skills and knowledge about healthy lifestyles that may influence their decisions about engaging in regular physical activity. Transtheoretical Model (TTM) is a behavioral change theory that has been used to assess motivational readiness for physical activity. This project aims to determine if group differences exist within and between undergraduate college students’ stages of behavior change for regular physical activity by major (Physical Education Teacher Certification, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training) within the PED. Using self-reports assessing TTM variables, a factorial 3 x 4 ANOVA will reveal if statistical group differences exist within and between the PED majors.