The physical activity levels of international college students

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dc.contributor.advisor McKenzie, James F., 1948- en_US Byun, Won W. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:14Z 2011-06-03T19:41:14Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2007 .B98 en_US
dc.description.abstract The problem of this study was to determine the levels of physical activity in international college students. A non-experimental, cross-sectional survey design was used to examine the problem of the study. The participants of this study were 64 international college students enrolled in Ball State University. The 13-item instrument of this study consisted of six personal demographic questions and seven measure of physical activity in the past seven days.Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics, which included frequencies and percentages, were used for demographic and physical activity questions. T-tests were used to test the differences in physical activity level between gender, classification of degree program, and academic majors. One-way ANOVAs was used to test the differences in physical activity level among different continents and among different length of stay in the U.S.The results showed that a high percentage of the participants in this study met the recommended criteria for physical activity. There were no statistically significant differences between genders, classification of degree program, academic majors, different lengths of stay in the U.S., and different continents where the international students come from. The demographic variables were not significantly associated with physical activity level of international college students.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physiology and Health Science
dc.format.extent vii, 68 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Students, Foreign -- Health and hygiene -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Health and hygiene -- United States. en_US
dc.title The physical activity levels of international college students en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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