An investigation of materialistic values and physical activity participation, location, and experience

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dc.contributor Kuntz, Aaron M.
dc.contributor Leeper, James D.
dc.contributor Turner, Lori W.
dc.contributor Umstattd, M. Renee
dc.contributor.advisor Usdan, Stuart L. Baller, Stephanie L. 2017-02-28T22:28:36Z 2017-02-28T22:28:36Z 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000316
dc.identifier.other Baller_alatus_0004D_10284
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In spite of clear and much publicized health benefits, the majority of American adults do not participate in enough physical activity to satisfy established public health recommendations. In recent years, attention has been paid to social position and consumption as they are related to health and well-being. In light of increases in chronic disease and health risks associated with insufficient activity, as well as increased consumptive patterns associated with decreased well-being, studies aimed at understanding the confluence of these trends are essential. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how materialistic values interact with the social and physical environments to influence physical activity participation, location, and the experience of being active. The present study utilized a mixed method, cross sectional design (n = 487). Increased materialism was associated with greater physical activity and appears to influence the selection of activity location, experience, and norms. The findings of this study suggest that this line of inquiry is timely, culturally relevant, and worthy of further investigation.
dc.format.extent 199 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Health Sciences, General
dc.title An investigation of materialistic values and physical activity participation, location, and experience
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Health Science Health Education/Promotion The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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