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Environmental Correlates Of Physical Activity Among African-American Adults, Tim Bungum, Jennifer Pharr, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Maria Azzarelli 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Environmental Correlates Of Physical Activity Among African-American Adults, Tim Bungum, Jennifer Pharr, Paulo S. Pinheiro, Maria Azzarelli

Nevada Journal of Public Health

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to identify perceived environmental correlates of meeting physical activity guidelines among African-American adults living in Southern Nevada. Trained interviewers phoned potential participants who lived in the 12 zip codes of Clark County, Nevada with the highest proportions of African-American residents. Respondents (n=237) answered 52 health-related and demographic questions. Slightly less than 50% of participants met physical activity guidelines. A factor analysis procedure produced two environmental variables, neighborhood safety and environmental supports for physical activity. Age, gender and educational attainment (p<.05) predicted the meeting of those guidelines (R2=.214), while neighborhood support for physical activity, neighborhood safety, and BMI failed to do so. This finding suggests that environmental factors are not strong predictors of physical activity among African- American adults, although environmental supports for physical activity approached significance. Future studies should consider assessing additional aspects of the built environment as an influence on physical activity.


An Examination Of The Benefits That Adventure And Wilderness Therapy Has On Cancer Fighters And Survivors, Anna Wagner 2014 California Polytechnic State University

An Examination Of The Benefits That Adventure And Wilderness Therapy Has On Cancer Fighters And Survivors, Anna Wagner

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

It has been shown that young adult cancer fighters and survivors suffer from various mental and physical barriers after being diagnosed with cancer. It is common for cancer fighters and survivors at this age group, 18-39 years old, to feel a sense of depression from the lack of support available for their therapeutic needs. Studies have shown that adventure therapy has valuable benefits that cancer fighters and survivors can transfer into their daily lives. The purpose of this study was to find outcomes of participants in First Descents, a non-profit organization. This study was conducted using means-end theory to examine ...


The Science And Psychology Of Survival, Thomas Kroll 2013 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

The Science And Psychology Of Survival, Thomas Kroll

Arboretum Lectures

Our brains and bodies are wired to survive-whether you are lost in the mountains, lost in a foreign city, or just feeling lost in a crowd. It's not about how many matches, maps, or knives you have, but how adaptable you are and how persistent you are about wanting to live.


Family Magazines – Consumer Culture, Japan, & The Making Of The Masses, Amy Bliss Marshall 2013 Bridgewater State University

Family Magazines – Consumer Culture, Japan, & The Making Of The Masses, Amy Bliss Marshall

2013 New England Association for Asian Studies Conference

Family magazines like Ie no hikari (Light of the Home) and Kingu (King) became the first periodicals to reach more than one million readers in mid-1930’s Japan. These powerfully influential publications, moreover, helped to naturalize the practice of reading magazines and sculpted average Japanese perceptions of what such a product looked like. These magazines extended throughout Asia in the 1920s-1940s across the entire Japanese empire and beyond. Our historical understanding of magazines as a composite media with political power can be usefully and critically expanded.

The visual mixing that occurred on the pages of these mass magazines and the ...


Dainty Festival - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2013 Western Kentucky University

Dainty Festival - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 616. This collection includes information about the annual Dainty Festival of Louisville, Kentucky hosted by the Schnitzelburg German-American community.


Wku Library Special Collections & Wku Archives Genealogy Research, Suellyn Lathrop 2013 Western Kentucky University

Wku Library Special Collections & Wku Archives Genealogy Research, Suellyn Lathrop

Suellyn Lathrop

Research guide to genealogical materials in the WKU Library Special Collections and WKU Archives.


Universal Design Of Instruction And Cognitions Of Choice: An Integrated Approach To Learning, Clarissa E. Steffen Ed.D. 2013 Pacific University

Universal Design Of Instruction And Cognitions Of Choice: An Integrated Approach To Learning, Clarissa E. Steffen Ed.D.

Faculty Scholarship (COE)

No abstract provided.


Sec Football Away Game Consumption: The Roles Of Motives, Subcultural Identification, Contextual Dimensions And Destination Image In Sport Tourism, Robert Bruce Daniell 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sec Football Away Game Consumption: The Roles Of Motives, Subcultural Identification, Contextual Dimensions And Destination Image In Sport Tourism, Robert Bruce Daniell

Doctoral Dissertations

The popularity of college football, specifically Southeastern Conference (SEC) football, is at an all-time high. Extant research analyzes consumer behavior in sport consumption settings; however, the away game sport tourist is often overlooked. Given the economic impacts associated with sport tourism, a deeper understanding of the college football sport tourist is desirable. This study utilized a research model grounded in social identity theory and motivation theory to examine the relationships among various sport consumption motives, subcultural identification, and destination image applied to SEC football away game sport tourists.

The results of the study indicate that SEC football away game sport ...


Revising A Summer Internship Course Using Student Evaluations, Holly B. Perry, Lynda J. Sperazza 2013 Grand Valley State University

Revising A Summer Internship Course Using Student Evaluations, Holly B. Perry, Lynda J. Sperazza

Journal of Tourism Insights

Internships play an important role in a university curriculum because they allow students to gain practical experience and explore possible career paths. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the summer internship experience from the students’ perspective to determine whether they achieved course learning outcomes. We objectively examined the course evaluations from students who completed their summer internships within a recreation and leisure studies program. Student responses (n = 29) to the 14 self-appraisal items in their course evaluation were the central focus of data analysis. Our primary research question was, “In what KSA [knowledge, skills, attitudes] areas do students ...


Exploring Pull Factor Influences At Campgrounds By Rv Association Members, Jill Fjelstul 2013 Grand Valley State University

Exploring Pull Factor Influences At Campgrounds By Rv Association Members, Jill Fjelstul

Journal of Tourism Insights

Recreational vehicles (RVs) are owned and/or rented by travelers of diverse ages, traveling parties, and agendas. RVs, in most cases, will be parked at a campground during use, lending to the question of what factors influence campground selection. The current study explored pull factors specific to RV campground attributes by members of a RV association, identified the general demographics of the respective RV association, and investigated campground travel decisions by members of the RV association. Findings from the current study can assist campground owners/operators in developing effective marketing strategies for attracting RV travelers with customized products, onsite amenities ...


Quantified Recess: Design Of An Activity For Elementary Students Involving Analyses Of Their Own Movement Data, Victor R. Lee, Joel Drake 2013 Utah State University

Quantified Recess: Design Of An Activity For Elementary Students Involving Analyses Of Their Own Movement Data, Victor R. Lee, Joel Drake

ITLS Faculty Publications

Recess is often a time for children in school to engage recreationally in physically demanding and highly interactive activities with their peers. This paper describes a design effort to encourage fifth-grade students to examine sensitivities associated with different measures of center by having them analyze activities during recess using over the course of a week using Fitbit activity trackers and TinkerPlots data visualization software. We describe the activity structure some observed student behaviors during the activity. We also provide a descriptive account, based on video records and transcripts, of two students who engaged thoughtfully with their recess data and developed ...


Web 2.0 Spaces For Activism: Critiquing Its Novelty Through A Historical Lens Of Public Political Space, Payal Arora 2013 SelectedWorks

Web 2.0 Spaces For Activism: Critiquing Its Novelty Through A Historical Lens Of Public Political Space, Payal Arora

Payal Arora

This paper draws parallels between the use of public leisure spaces in the city such as parks and squares, and the use of certain forms of digital networks. Similarities between these two sorts of social contexts are worth considering, particularly their political dimension. This effortsituates the current conversation about social media as sites of political mobilization into dialogue with the historical analysis of public parks as spaces that, in a similar fashion, were designed for leisure and consumption but was appropriated as sites of resistance. It brings together the literature on urban parks as centers of democracy and the literature ...


Physical Activity Of Park Visitors In The Sacramento-Central Valley, Jordaine McGinnity 2013 California Polytechnic State University

Physical Activity Of Park Visitors In The Sacramento-Central Valley, Jordaine Mcginnity

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

The purpose of the study was to conduct a secondary analysis of the socio-demographics and physical activity levels of park users in the Sacramento-Central Valley region from the 2012 California Opinions and Attitudes Survey on Outdoor Recreation. The study was delimited to the parameters of gathering information via a telephone survey during 2012. The major conclusions indicate: a. the subjects are mostly White or Hispanic, middle-aged to senior status, married, and are part of the lowest socio-economic status, b. park visitation differs between groups as Hispanics visit more often and Non-Hispanics stay longer, and c. physical activity levels differ between ...


The Effects Of Social Media On Attendees' Expectations And Perceptions Of Special Events, Samantha Buono 2013 California Polytechnic State University

The Effects Of Social Media On Attendees' Expectations And Perceptions Of Special Events, Samantha Buono

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

No abstract provided.


Lone Parents, Leisure Mobilities And The Everyday, Bernadette Quinn 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology

Lone Parents, Leisure Mobilities And The Everyday, Bernadette Quinn

Books / Book chapters

This chapter highlights the importance of the ordinary as a site for enquiring into how people make sense of their worlds. The primary intention is to highlight the spatiality of everyday leisure practices and to unravel some of the connections that link these to the occasional leisure practice of holidaying. Empirically, the study focuses on a group of female lone parents of dependent children living on low incomes in Dublin. In Ireland as elsewhere, lone parent families constitute a sizeable, growing but marginal societal group. For the women studied, leisure constituted informal, unstructured and modest activities that were stitched into ...


Toughness Predicts Performance In College Football, Joseph B. Rigoni 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Toughness Predicts Performance In College Football, Joseph B. Rigoni

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Psychology

A premium college football player is estimated to generate over $1 million for his program, so optimal player assessment and selection are paramount. Lean body mass, back squat, and vertical jump have been the most predictive physical test scores, but such metrics typically account for less than 10% of variance in football performance. NFL scouts have tended to rely on vertical jump, 40-yard dash, and 20-yard shuttle scores, but interestingly, reliance on none of the physical tests conducted at the NFL Combine was predictive of team success; in fact, teams that relied on fewer total physical test scores tended to ...


First Draft Do Not Publish- Regulations On Firearms: Confessions From A Gun Salesman, Beau W. Cross 2013 SelectedWorks

First Draft Do Not Publish- Regulations On Firearms: Confessions From A Gun Salesman, Beau W. Cross

Beau W Cross

Over the past year, there has been a heated debate on Capitol Hill about the regulation of firearms and accessories such as high capacity magazines. With many school massacres and other acts of violence due to gunfire taking place in the past few decades, change in regulations was inevitable. A total ban on firearms was not feasible, as a citizen’s right to bear arms is protected through the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. However, in 2005, President Bush took a stance; he created change in policy by signing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (Arms ...


An Examination Of The Motivations Of Attendees At Cal Poly's "Change The Status Quo" Conference, James Statton 2013 California Polytechnic State University

An Examination Of The Motivations Of Attendees At Cal Poly's "Change The Status Quo" Conference, James Statton

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

The social activism community exists to address the collective responsibility of meeting needs and fighting for the rights of the disadvantaged and/or marginalized populations. The Change the Status Quo conference aims to educate, motivate, and activate attendees. The purpose of this study was to measure the motivations of attendees at the Change the Status Quo conference at Cal Poly to become involved in social activism. The study was conducted through a questionnaire distributed and collected during the final workshop of the conference. The findings from 72 participants indicated that most were female and college students. Most were also frequently ...


Meek And Milam - Frankfort, Kentucky (Sc 915), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2013 Western Kentucky University

Meek And Milam - Frankfort, Kentucky (Sc 915), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 915. Business form letters used by Meek and Milam, the famous fishing reel company of Frankfort, Kentucky. Also, correspondence and newspaper clippings related to the reels and the men who made them.


Volunteerism In Context: A Comparison On Habitat For Humanity Canada Programs, Leslie Cove 2013 McMaster University

Volunteerism In Context: A Comparison On Habitat For Humanity Canada Programs, Leslie Cove

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

This thesis applies a Bourdieuian analysis to a qualitative study of volunteerism that focuses on the question of how ‘doing good’ relates to social change overall? - in particular, the ways that social class influences the volunteer experience and the overall culture of volunteerism. I argue that the leading theoretical research models of volunteerism need to recognize the evolving nature of the activity and theorize the influences that are structuring the culture of volunteerism. What emerges is a model of volunteering where motivation is understood as a complex set of factors that are structured by social class identities and volunteering is ...


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