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ERIC Number: EJ1248055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Motivational Signage Increases Stair Usage on a Hispanic Serving Institution
Yoon, Aram; Choi, Soonmi; Mun, Junbae; Hong, Junyoung; Hahn, Dongwoo; Kang, Minsoo; Lee, Sukho
Journal of American College Health, v68 n3 p236-241 2020
Objective: Stair climbing is considered a good physical activity. Motivational signage has been successful in promoting stair usage in various settings. This study was to investigate the effects of motivational signage on stair usage in a Hispanic serving institution. Participants: A total of 31,067 pedestrians were observed from February to March 2013. Methods: Stair usage was monitored for 9 h per day each week at phase 1 (baseline), 2 (intervention), and 3 (post-intervention). Results: Overall, participants' stair usage was higher during phase 2 (49.0%) and phase 3 (48.0%), compared with phase 1 (39.7%). The participants during phase 2 and 3 were more likely to use the stairs compared to participants during phase 1, regardless of floor level (3-story or 4-story building), status (student or staff/faculty), and time of day (7:30-10:29, 10:30-13:29, or 13:30-16:30) (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Motivational signage can effectively encourage more stair usage, and hence promote healthy behavior in a predominantly Hispanic-serving institution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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