Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Exercise and Sport Science
James M. Larkin
Heather R. Adams-Blair
Jonathan S. Gore
The transition to college is a critical period in a young adult's life. Education about obesity and physical activity has significant effects on lifetime wellness before graduating and reaching adulthood. The purpose of this study was to examine exercise benefits and barriers of overweight, obese, and normal weight college students. Participants (n = 595) were college students who completed a questionnaire and whose body composition was measured. Results of this study revealed significant differences in perceived exercise benefits and barriers based on weight group. Slight group differences were mainly found between normal weight and obese students. Implications for future studies were addressed.
Copyright 2018 Alexandra Szarabajko
Szarabajko, Alexandra, "The Link between Overweight, Obesity, and Perceived Exercise Benefits and Barriers among College Students" (2018). Online Theses and Dissertations. 496.
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