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ERIC Number: EJ914175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Effect of a Storyboarding Technique on Selected Measures of Fitness among University Employees
Anshel, Mark H.; Sutarso, Toto
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v81 n3 p252-263 Sep 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of storyboarding (i.e., participants' written narrative) on improving fitness among university employees over 10 weeks. Groups consisted of storytelling during the program orientation, storytelling plus two coaching sessions, or the normal program only (control). Using difference (pretest from posttest) scores, a one-way multivariate analysis of variance indicated significant differences between groups (p less than 0.01). For percent body fat, only the coached group was statistically superior to the control group (p less than 0.03), while the two experimental groups were statistically similar. For submax VO[subscript 2], both storyboarding groups were superior to the control group (p less than 0.04). It was concluded that storyboarding may be an effective means for changing selected health behaviors. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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