ERIC Number: EJ926118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Reference Count: 6
Physical Activity among African American Women: A Response to Karla A. Henderson
Wiggins, David K.
Quest, v63 n1 p85-88 Feb 2011
Of all the issues raised by Karla A. Henderson in her presentation, it is the intervention strategies and suggestions to improve the research dealing with African American women and physical activity and leisure pursuits that the author finds most intriguing and valuable. He could not agree more that investigators need to be aware that African Americans are not necessarily a homogeneous group and have multiple identities. Many individuals, including the most learned and most open-minded both within and outside the walls of academia, perceive African Americans as being monolithic in that they not only have the same physical features, but also think and behave and respond in a similar manner as well. In all, Henderson has provided important information and valuable insights regarding African American women and their participation in physical activity and leisure pursuits.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level, African Americans, Racial Differences, Obesity, Health Behavior, Gender Differences, Environmental Influences, Research Methodology, Intervention, Minority Groups, Racial Identification, Stereotypes, Leisure Time
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