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The Use of an Internal Locus of Control Scale as a Predictor of Exercise Adherence in Children Ages 6-12

Abstract The U.S. Surgeon General has recommended that all Americans engage in regular physical activity throughout the lifespan as a way to maintain and improve health and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, or other chronic conditions. The recommendation for children is a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate and intense physical activity everyday. As children enter adolescence their level of physical activity often decreases; and active adults were typically active adolescents. More than 50% of adults that begin a physical activity program discontinue the behavior within 9 months. Interventions to increase physical activity have looked at self-esteem and self-efficacy. Locus of control (LOC) is a concept that peop... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Aguila, Holly (Author) / Chisum, Jack (Advisor) / Woodruff, Larry (Committee member) / Campbell, Kathy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physiological psychology / Kinesiology / Children / Exercise Adherence / Locus of Control / Physical Activity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 102 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Exercise and Wellness 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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