To what extent does implicit attitude predict levels of physical activity in primary school children?

Tuttiett, Paige (2016) To what extent does implicit attitude predict levels of physical activity in primary school children? Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The primary aims of the study was to explore the implicit attitudes held by primary school children towards physical activity (PA). This was measured with the use of Filtering Unconscious Matching of Implicit Emotions (FUMIE) test and further explored using the Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scale (EBBS). Accelerometers were applied to high and low attitude scoring participants to measure levels of PA during formal (PE) and informal (break time) situations. The results found a significant relationship between levels of PA during break time and participants with a negative implicit attitude towards PA. No difference was found between levels of PA in PE and participants attitudes towards PA. Participants with a positive explicit attitude towards PA showed significant levels of PA during break time when compared to those with a negative attitude towards PA who showed low levels of PA. It is recommended that further research investigates the likelihood of implicit attitudes predicting PA using the FUMIE tested alongside another implicit measure to test its reliability.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Sport Development & Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV711 Coaching
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport Development and Management
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 14:19
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 14:19
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2764

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