Degree Granting Department
Mary E. Evans, Ph.D.
Jason W. Beckstead, Ph.D.
Janie Canty-Mitchell, Ph.D.
Elaine Slocumb, Ph.D.
LISREL, Adolescent girls, Young women, Physical activity
A dramatic decline in physical activity levels occurs from adolescence to young adulthood. Those who were sedentary as adolescents tend to maintain a sedentary lifestyle. Women are particularly vulnerable to the effects of a sedentary lifestyle because of the risk for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this research was to test a theoretical model of exercise in adolescent and young adult women using the theory of unpleasant symptoms with social cognitive variables and then to test a revised model that was determined a priori. The central hypotheses were that the relationships as depicted in the proposed theoretical models would be reproducible in data from adolescent and young adult women of ages 18 to 25.
Scholar Commons Citation
Cobb, Sarah Elizabeth, "Structural Equation Model of Exercise in Women Utilizing the Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms and Social Cognitive Variables" (2007). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.