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Novel Exploration of Temporal Relationships Between Self-Worth and Physical Activity in Middle-Aged Women

Abstract Research provides increasing support of self-worth, non-physical motives, and body image for predicting physical activity in women. However, no empirical tests of these associations have been conducted. Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) has been recognized as useful for understanding correlates of physical activity. This study tested the feasibility of a novel EMA protocol and explored temporal relationships between daily self-worth and physical activity in middle-aged women. Women aged 35-64 years (N=63; M age=49.2±8.2 years) received text message prompts to an Internet-based mobile survey three times daily for 28 days. The survey assessed momentary activity, self-worth (knowledge, emotional, social, physical, general), and self-effica... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Ehlers, Diane K. (Author) / Huberty, Jennifer L (Advisor) / Todd, Michael (Committee member) / de Vreede, Gert-Jan (Committee member) / Hooker, Steven (Committee member) / Buman, Matthew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Behavioral sciences / Public health / Women's studies / ecological momentary assessment / physical activity / self-worth / women
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 186 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Exercise and Wellness 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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