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dc.contributor.advisorRenee Umstattd-Meyer
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-07T14:47:22Z
dc.date.available2012-05-07T14:47:22Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05-05
dc.date.issued2012-05-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8381
dc.description.abstractColonias residents the United States-Mexico border are medically underserved with disproportionate rates of diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. Although physical activity (PA) plays a role in preventing such diseases, a majority of this population fails to meet recommended PA guidelines. Given consistent support of theory to understand and/or increase PA participation, this study examined familial social support and social norms associated with PA engagement among colonias children using a Promotora model. Promotora researchers conducted surveys with 99 mother-child dyads in spring and summer of 2011. Mean parental social support for PA received by children was 6.77 (SD=5.76). Girls reported receiving less (µ=6.0, SD=5.5) total parental social support than boys (µ=7.8, SD=6.0). Thirty-nine percent of mothers also reported exercising with their children (22% of girls and 16% of boys), and 33% provided transportation to their children for PA. These findings indicate a need for improved social support to increase PA levels.en_US
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dc.subjectchildhood obesity, social theory, border healthen_US
dc.titleA Theoretical Approach to Undersanding Physical Activity in the Coloniasen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 12/15/14.
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars - Honors Programen_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US


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