ERIC Number: ED317200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Summative Evaluation of the "Fitness over Forty" Course. Evaluation & Project Research Report No. 15--1988-89.
Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto.
"Fitness over Forty" is a 17-week multimedia course designed to lead to improved physical fitness for adults in the 40 to 60 age bracket who are of average health but have not been consistent in their physical activity. Course components include seven 30-minute television programs, a guidebook, and a fitness diary (including fitness tests, computer-managed learning questionnaires, and recording charts). The study is based on telephone interviews conducted at two points in the course. Forty-five registrants constituted the sample. Data are presented on participants' motivation for enrolling and their perceptions of the television programs, the guidebook, the fitness diary; their use of the course with a partner; and course outcomes (including changes in attitudes about fitness, impact of the course on personal fitness routines, and changes in diet and activity resulting from the course). Findings are discussed in detail, and the report concludes with a series of recommendations based on the findings. (GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada