Family dynamics and health attitudes

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dc.contributor.author Witham, Rachel Yvonne
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-05T14:14:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-05T14:14:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8626
dc.description.abstract The present study examined adolescents’ perceptions of their caregivers’ parenting style as well as their physical activity participation, motivation, and attitudes. High school students completed questionnaires regarding their physical activity participation, motivation, and attitudes, and they assessed both their male and female caregivers’ parenting style. Results indicated that for males, a permissive parenting style was related to more physical activity participation and that males favor physical activity that features long and hard training and as a way to stay healthy and fit. An authoritative parenting style was related to higher rates of physical activity for females, and their attitudes focused on social aspects of physical activity as well as a release of tension. For both genders, identified regulation was associated with higher rates of physical activity, indicating that higher levels of self-determined motivation are important for promoting active behaviors. Cross-gender relationships between caregiver and child emerged and social and gender norms seemed to influence parenting style and attitudes specific to gender. Additional results and implications are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Parenting Style en_US
dc.subject Physical Activity en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.subject Attitude en_US
dc.title Family dynamics and health attitudes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs en_US
dc.description.advisor Brandonn S. Harris en_US
dc.subject.umi Health Education (0680) en_US
dc.subject.umi Individual & Family Studies (0628) en_US
dc.subject.umi Public Health (0573) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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