A Required College Wellness Course Changes Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors Related to Physical Activity

International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports

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Title A Required College Wellness Course Changes Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors Related to Physical Activity
 
Creator Leal, Anna Katherine
Fernandini, Edien
Jackson, Brandon
Mason, Madeleine
Elmer, David
 
Subject Health belief model
precaution adoption process model
transtheoretical model
health education
college
 
Description We examined effects of a required college health and wellness course on students’ physical activity (PA) attitudes and behaviors. A survey based on models of behavior change was emailed (September 2016 – May 2017) to all students at a liberal arts college. Of 408 students who responded, 217 had completed the course and 191 had not. Students who had taken the course reported more confidence in their ability to improve their physical fitness; found more encouragement from cues to action; and met recommended guidelines for weekly PA more than students who had not taken the course. Compared to males, females had less confidence in their ability to increase PA and improve fitness and overall health. Females perceived barriers to PA as more discouraging and cues to action as less encouraging. Data showed a required college health and wellness course altered students’ PA attitudes and behaviors.
 
Publisher Eleyon
 
Date 2019-03-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/256
10.26524/ijpefs19113
 
Source International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports; Vol 8 No 1 (2019): Volume 8, Issue 1, Year 2019; 110-121
2457-0753
2277-5447
10.26524/ijpefs191
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/256/243
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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