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Messages to run with: An examination of exercise behavior in relationship to behavior alteration messages


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

The number of obese, sedentary, and unfit people in the United States continues to increase yearly. Social support has been cited in numerous studies as a way to increase physical activity in the general population, but few studies examine the interaction occurring in social networks that best facilitates consistent physical activity. The current study surveyed 197 individuals concerning both their exercise habits and communication exchange. Three communication components demonstrated a statistically significant correlation to exercise consistency: Attitude positive immediate, r = .157, p < .05; attitude positive long term, r = .152, p < .05; and outcome expectancy, r = .222, p < .01. The results of the study indicate that certain types of communication within social support networks may be more likely to facilitate behavioral change or exercise consistency than other types of communication.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Communication;
Public health;
Sports medicine
Classification
0459: Communication
0573: Public health
0575: Sports medicine
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Communication and the arts
Title
Messages to run with: An examination of exercise behavior in relationship to behavior alteration messages
Author
Andreasen, Jarae
Number of pages
85
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0161
Source
MAI 46/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549207351
Advisor
Keaton, James
University/institution
University of Northern Colorado
University location
United States -- Colorado
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1448262
ProQuest document ID
304830497
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304830497
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