BARRIERS TO REPEAT PARTICIPATION IN A WORKSITE PEDOMETER PROGRAM

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BARRIERS TO REPEAT PARTICIPATION IN A WORKSITE PEDOMETER PROGRAM

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dc.contributor.advisor Snelling, Anastasia en_US
dc.contributor.author Barresi, Matthew Gabriel en_US
dc.contributor.other Beard, Jonathan en_US
dc.contributor.other Farr, Amy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T15:00:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T15:00:40Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.other Barresi_american_0008N_10103 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/10994
dc.description Degree awarded: M.S. School of Education, Teaching and Health. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract Worksite pedometer programs are effective tools in promoting movement byhelping participants break down common barriers to physical activity and improve health outcomes. When practitioners implement these types of health promotion programs multiple times, they may see an unexplained drop off in involvement in subsequent iterations. The purpose of this study was to determine the barriers that prevent repeat participation. A sample of 344 employees at American University who participated in a 2009 worksite pedometer challenge were surveyed about barriers that prevented them from also participating in 2010. This study examined the most common physical activity and program-related barriers to repeat participation. Respondents disagreed that any of the identified barriers prevented them from repeat participation except for already being physically active. It was concluded that practitioners should implement programming that encourages repeat participation from individuals with health risks and those who are already taking part in healthy activities. en_US
dc.format.extent 100 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Health sciences en_US
dc.subject Public health occupations education en_US
dc.subject.other barriers en_US
dc.subject.other pedometer en_US
dc.subject.other repeat participation en_US
dc.subject.other worksite wellness en_US
dc.title BARRIERS TO REPEAT PARTICIPATION IN A WORKSITE PEDOMETER PROGRAM en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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