UNDERSTANDING COLLEGE STUDENTS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DECISION: MOTIVATIONAL FOCUS FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Samuel Joseph Bebeley, Samuel Augustine Laggao, Michael Conteh

Abstract


Background: Physical activity being named by WHO and CDC as a public health factor could be more successful with individual regular exercises
ranged from mild, moderate or vigorous under physical activity decision of transtheoretical model, through the utilization of macro-&-micronutrients
for a healthy lifestyle. Thereby emphasizing on promoting the social, physical, moral and intellectual abilities of individuals. This study
aimed at scoring measured and evaluated decision of understanding college students' physical activity: motivational focus for physical activity
epidemiology.
Methods: Decisional Balance Scale Questionnaire (DBSQ) was the survey instrument adopted. IBM-SPSSv.23 Statistics analyzed variables, with
mean and standard deviation age (28.5±9.5), response rate (100%), and with sampled participants (N=500), ranged from (19-38) years, selected
through simple random sampling (SRS) method.
Results: Signicant differences were tested at (P<0.05), with highest scores recorded as follows: Wellness Advantage: females (5.23±2.632),
Fitness Advantage: females (3.58±1.752), Psych Disadvantage: males (7.98±1.753) and Stress Disadvantage: males (4.76±1.673).
Conclusion and Recommendation: That majority of the students responded to wellness advantage decision to physical activity, followed by
tness advantage. That more males than females were favoured in the research. That transtheoretical model decision for physical activity alongside
lifetime motor tness skill development and wellness was evidenced. It was however, recommended that college administrators, clinicians,
physical activity epidemiologists, exercise physiologists and public health educators should jointly collaborate in motivating students to offer
modules relating to lifetime physical tness and wellness for healthy lifestyle before graduation.


Keywords


Health Education, Physical Activity, Physical Education and Public Health

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