Presentation Title

Motivational Readiness for Regular Physical Activity Amongst Human Performance and Movement Sciences Majors

Presentation Type

Poster

School

School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Discipline

Physical Education

Mentor

Fitni Destani

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 Human Performance and Movement Sciences Department (HPMS) are perceived to be motivated and partake in regular physical activity. In addition, HPMS 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 across three years within and between undergraduate college students’ stage of behavior change for regular physical activity by major (Physical Education Teacher Certification, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training) within the HPMS majors. Using self-reports, repeated-measures 3 x 4 ANOVA analysis will reveal if longitudinal group differences exist within and between the HPMS majors.

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Motivational Readiness for Regular Physical Activity Amongst Human Performance and Movement Sciences Majors

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 Human Performance and Movement Sciences Department (HPMS) are perceived to be motivated and partake in regular physical activity. In addition, HPMS 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 across three years within and between undergraduate college students’ stage of behavior change for regular physical activity by major (Physical Education Teacher Certification, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training) within the HPMS majors. Using self-reports, repeated-measures 3 x 4 ANOVA analysis will reveal if longitudinal group differences exist within and between the HPMS majors.