The influence of the Ball State University fitness/wellness course on student's exercise, nutrition, and stress management attitudes

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dc.contributor.advisor Gobble, David C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Harrigan, Pamela S. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:24Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1996 .H37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185533
dc.description.abstract Lack of physical activity, poor nutritional habits, and unmanaged stress have all been linked to health problems. The present study investigated attitude change toward exercise, good dietary habits, the importance of nutrition information, and stress management due to participation in the Fitness/Wellness course taught by the School of Physical Education at Ball State University. It also examined the effect of gender and class standing on the four dependent variables. A pretest/post-test design was utilized to administer the Attitude section of the Wellness Knowledge, Attitude, and Behavior Instrument. The population of 1213 included 59% females and 41% males. Sixty-six percent were freshmen, 22% sophmores, 7% juniors, and 5% seniors. A Paired T-Test showed an overall significant difference between pretest and post-test scores for all four dependent variables. P values for exercise, nutrition information, and stress were all 0.0001. The P value for dietary habits was 0.0021. A MANOVA analysis did not reveal a significant difference when gender or class standing were examined. P values consisted of .091 and .185 for gender and class standing, respectively.
dc.description.sponsorship Fisher Institute for Wellness
dc.format.extent v, 47 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Health and hygiene -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health behavior -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title The influence of the Ball State University fitness/wellness course on student's exercise, nutrition, and stress management attitudes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1027113 en_US


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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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