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COMPARISON OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BEHAVIORS BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND TENNESSEE TWELFTH GRADERS

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dc.contributor.advisor Belcher, Don en_US
dc.contributor.author Baird, April Rose en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:50:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:50:34Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06-21 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3551
dc.description.abstract iv en_US
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT en_US
dc.description.abstract The focus of this research paper was to examine the current physical activity habits and Body Mass Index (BMI) of university students in comparison to Tennessee twelfth graders. The participants consisted of 44 health and 254 activity class undergraduate students at Middle Tennessee State University located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The Purposes for Engaging in Physical Activity Scale (PEPAS) and selected questions from the Youth Related Behavior Survey (YRBS) were used to collect data from the participants in the form of a questionnaire. One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) compared BMI to selected questions from the YRBS and the PEPAS were analyzed via Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Results of this study suggest that 12th graders were more active for at least 60 minutes per day and were more likely to eat vegetables. While there was no association between type of course enrolled and BMI category, there was a significant relationship between hours spent watching TV per day and BMI. There was also a significant difference in the average of number of sports played within the past 12 months among the students enrolled in classes with the soccer class having played the most sports within the past 12 months. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Health en_US
dc.subject High school en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.subject University en_US
dc.title COMPARISON OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BEHAVIORS BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND TENNESSEE TWELFTH GRADERS en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Colclough, Scott en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Estes, Steve en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Physical education en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Health & Human Performance en_US


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