The transtheoretical model of behavior change and social physique anxiety among middle school physical education students

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dc.contributor.advisor Wayda, Valerie K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Olachnovitch, Vonya L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:28Z
dc.date.created 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2001 .O43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187167
dc.description.abstract There is a need to look at the determinants of exercise behavior in adolescents, as there is a large deficit of research concerning this population. The purpose of this study was to examine Social Physique Anxiety (SPA) and the body shape of adolescents participating in a semester of physical education class. A secondary purpose was to create general profiles by combining the SPA information and the Transtheoretical Model (TM) of behavior change. Middle school students (N= 374) participated by completing a regularly scheduled physical education class and completing the Exercise Behavior Change Survey (which assessed Body Shape, SPA and TM) pre and post semester. The study revealed participation in class had no effect on SPA levels or Body Shape scores, nor did the study reveal any gender differences with these two concepts. Concerning the TM, SPA may not be a factor for progressing through the stages of change, although it may effect which processes were utilized and how one identifies the pros and cons of exercising. The Social Physique Anxiety Scale only reached an alpha of .50, possibly contributing to the lack of relationship between SPA and TM.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent vii, 69 leaves : ill., charts ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Body image in adolescence -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Middle school students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical education for children -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.title The transtheoretical model of behavior change and social physique anxiety among middle school physical education students en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1217389 en_US


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