TITLE

PERCEPTIONS AND BARRIERS TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DURING THE TRANSITION TO UNIVERSITY

AUTHOR(S)
Kwan, Matthew Y. W.; Faulkner, Guy E. J.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to build a comprehensive picture of how physical activity relates to the transitional experiences during students' first year at university. To help inform the development of future intervention efforts, the current study conducted 8 focus groups (N = 45) to gain a better understanding of students' perceptions of physical activity, and to identify the salient barriers they encounter during their transition into university. Findings indicate that students recognized the benefits of physical activity, but were ambivalent about taking steps to be more active; however, did appear receptive towards the prospect of an intervention.
ACCESSION #
67311180

 

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