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1. Rose, Melanie. Soul Line Dancing Among African American Women in the Church: an Expectancy-value Model Approach.

Degree: 2012, University of North Texas

Guided by the expectancy value model of achievement choice, this study examined the relationships among expectancy value constructs (expectancy related beliefs and subjective task values), effort and intention for future participation in a culturally specific dance, soul line, among African American adult women in the church setting. Participants were 100 African American women who were members of the women’s ministries from four predominantly African American churches in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area. Participants completed a 20-minute soul line session and responded to survey questions, validated in previous research, assessing their expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values, effort, intention for future participation and physical activity. This was the first study to use the expectancy value model as a guide to determine motivations attached to physical activities among African American adult women. Usefulness, a component of subjective task values, emerged as a predictor of intention for future participation. Eighty-one percent of the women did not meet physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity. Of those inactive women 60% indicated an interest in doing soul line dancing often at their church after one short exposure to the activity as indicated by the strongest possible response to both intention questions. A slightly smaller percent of the active women provided with a strong positive response for future intention. These findings suggest that soul line dancing is a practical avenue to increase physical activity among African American women in the church. Future research should test this theoretical model on a wider variety of individuals who are sedentary to physically active, measure actual participation, and directly measure BMI and physical activity. Advisors/Committee Members: Zhang, Tao, Thomas, Katherine, Greenleaf, Christy, Jackson, Allen.

Subjects/Keywords: African-American; physical activity; BMI; church

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APA (6th Edition):

Rose, M. (2012). Soul Line Dancing Among African American Women in the Church: an Expectancy-value Model Approach. (Thesis). University of North Texas. Retrieved from https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149658/

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rose, Melanie. “Soul Line Dancing Among African American Women in the Church: an Expectancy-value Model Approach.” 2012. Thesis, University of North Texas. Accessed July 18, 2019. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149658/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rose, Melanie. “Soul Line Dancing Among African American Women in the Church: an Expectancy-value Model Approach.” 2012. Web. 18 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Rose M. Soul Line Dancing Among African American Women in the Church: an Expectancy-value Model Approach. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 2012. [cited 2019 Jul 18]. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149658/.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Rose M. Soul Line Dancing Among African American Women in the Church: an Expectancy-value Model Approach. [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 2012. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149658/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of North Texas

2. Farren, Gene L. Factors Related to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines in College Students: a Social Cognitive Perspective.

Degree: 2014, University of North Texas

Engaging in regular physical activity is important for maintaining and improving health. Unfortunately, most college students fail to meet the recommendations for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening physical activity guidelines (PAGs). Psychosocial factors described within the social cognitive theory are related to the acquisition and retention of physical activity behaviors. The purpose of this study was to examine the relations of gender, self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, and social support with college students meeting aerobic, muscle-strengthening and both PAGs. Participants (N = 396) completed online questionnaires assessing their physical activity behaviors, exercise self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, and social support. Self-reported physical activity was classified as meeting / not meeting PAGs. Using gender, exercise self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, and social support as predictors, separate logistic regressions were used to examine their relations with the three PAG classifications. Analyses revealed that being male and level of social support increased the odds of meeting muscle-strengthening PAGs, but students’ level of self-efficacy and outcome expectations increased the odds of meeting all three PAG classifications. These findings indicate that interventions designed to increase self-efficacy and outcome expectancy may be beneficial for increasing college students’ physical activity for meeting the PAGs. Promotion of muscle-strengthening activities targeted at young women is also warranted. Advisors/Committee Members: Zhang, Tao, Martin, Scott, Thomas, Katherine.

Subjects/Keywords: Physical activity guidelines; college students; self-efficacy; outcome expectations; social support

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APA (6th Edition):

Farren, G. L. (2014). Factors Related to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines in College Students: a Social Cognitive Perspective. (Thesis). University of North Texas. Retrieved from https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500163/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Farren, Gene L. “Factors Related to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines in College Students: a Social Cognitive Perspective.” 2014. Thesis, University of North Texas. Accessed July 18, 2019. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500163/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Farren, Gene L. “Factors Related to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines in College Students: a Social Cognitive Perspective.” 2014. Web. 18 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Farren GL. Factors Related to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines in College Students: a Social Cognitive Perspective. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 2014. [cited 2019 Jul 18]. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500163/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Farren GL. Factors Related to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines in College Students: a Social Cognitive Perspective. [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 2014. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500163/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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