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A Cross-Sectional Examination of the Relationship Between Trait Mindfulness, Behavioral Regulation Toward Exercise, Exercise Intention, Perceived Stress, and Physical Activity in University Undergraduates

Abstract Physical inactivity is a continuing public health crisis because of its negative effects on health (e.g. hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes). To combat the rising prevalence of these non-communicable diseases, physical activity (PA) promotion is a public health priority. However, current programs seem to be ineffective in the long-term promotion of PA. Resultingly new, effective interventions are needed. Recent studies have established a link between mindfulness and PA engagement. Based on the current literature, the present study sought to investigate the associations between trait mindfulness, behavioral regulation towards exercise, exercise intention, stress, and self-reported PA. This study also examined whether trai... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Napolitano, Vinson (Author) / Der Ananian, Cheryl (Advisor) / Sebren, Ann (Committee member) / Ainsworth, Barbara (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Kinesiology / Psychology / exercise / intention / mindfulness / motivation / physical activity / stress
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 156 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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