|TITLE:||EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXERCISE BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES ACROSS ACADEMIC MAJORS.|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||MATTHEW, WREN|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||TAYLOR BUHMAN|
File Created: October 23, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: October 23, 2013
Current Status: Expired. Final Status Report or Extension Needed.
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this study is to determine whether health related academic majors have higher levels of physical activity compared to non-health related fields of study. We expect that our hypothesis will be true, which is health related major students will have positive behavior and attitudes towards exercise than non-health related major students.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYParticipants 80 participants (40 students in health related majors, 40 students in non-health related majors) Students from health related majors. (20 nursing majors and 20 exercise science majors.) Students from non-health related majors. (20 art majors and 20 business majors.) Set of questions will be asked for this survey to examine attitudes and behaviors towards exercise across majors. Exercise History and Attitude Questionnaire A 14-item, 5 sub-scale Likert-scored scale that evaluates attitudes and behaviors toward exercise. Participants rate attitudes and behaviors toward the importance of exercise in their lives. This survey will be conducted with a professional researcher and all surveys will be kept confidential and the subjects will remain anonymous.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThis study does not involve any risks or discomfort that are greater than those you experience in your daily life. The benefit of the study is to gain knowledge of exercise behaviors across health related and non-health related majors.
SUBJECT SELECTIONThere will be a stratified sample of 80 participants. 40 students in health related majors and 40 students in non-health related majors. We will have 20 nursing majors and 20 exercise science major for health related major. Students from non-health related majors will be 20 art majors and 20 business majors.
CONFIDENTIALITYAll data recorded from this study will remain confidential. Both investigators collecting data will do so in a professional manner and will allow the participants to remain anonymous. The two investigators will be the only ones who have access to the surveys. Consent forms will be kept separate form surveys to protect anonymity.
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