A study of the relationship between planned physical activity social support, and sedentary behavior choices among women as articulated by the U.S. surgeon general under the affordable care ACT.2010

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Publication Year:
2012
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http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/dissertations/301; http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1856&context=dissertations
Author(s):
Parrish, Donna D
Publisher(s):
DigitalCommons@Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center
Tags:
Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration; Social Work
thesis / dissertation description
There are several implications for policy and social work practice concerning planned physical activity levels for women 18-64 years old. This study examines the relationship between planned physical activity, social support, and sedentary behavior choices among women as articulated by the U.S. Surgeon General under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010. This study is based on the premise that a large percentage of women are not involved in physical activity. A quantitative method was used to focus on planned physical health beliefs and behaviors from the view of women. One hundred fifty eight (N=l 58) survey participants were selected for the study utilizing non-probability convenience sampling. The survey participants were composed of women and men. The survey questionnaire utilized the Planned Physical Activity Index (PPAI) and a four point continuum Likert scale. The study benefits social work practitioners, law makers, educators, and administrators by emphasizing the importance of policy and how planned physical activity, social support, and sedentary behavior choices for women. Results suggest the majority of the women were not involved in planned physical activity as articulated by the U.S. Surgeon General’s report, Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation (2010), under the Affordable Care Act, 2010.