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Hemmingson, Kaitlyn; Lucchesi, Roxanne; Droke, Elizabeth; Kattelmann, Kendra K. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: High levels of obesity-related health disparities are common among US American Indian (AI) populations. AI public university students often face unique challenges that may contribute to weight gain and related consequences. Few weight maintenance interventions have been developed that meet the needs of AI public university students. The…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, College Students, Public Colleges, Body Weight
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McFadden, Carrie; Li, Qing – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Research indicates that increased exercise behaviors collectively called FIT (frequency, intensity, and time) values, equate with positive health outcomes. Young college adults often gain weight due to decreased exercise. Purpose: This study seeks to understand whether wearable exercise technology is associated with increased exercise…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Readiness, Student Motivation, Exercise
James, Delores C. S.; Bonds, Jennifer R. – Health Educator, 2006
The goals of this project were to 1) assess obesity status and body satisfaction among African American college students, and 2) to compare differences in these variables between students at a predominantly white university (PWU) and a historically black college and university (HBCU). Four hundred and two undergraduate females completed a…
Descriptors: Housing, Females, Wellness, Obesity
Bahe, Serena S. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Between 1980 and 2000, obesity rates in the United States have doubled for adults and tripled for children (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2015). In addition, Texas, the second largest state, ranks 10th for the highest percentage of obesity among youth age 10-17 (CDC, 2015). Nationally, the United States falls behind other countries in high…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Physical Fitness, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Huang, Terry T.-K.; Harris, Kari Jo; Lee, Rebecca E.; Nazir, Niaman; Born, Wendi; Kaur, Harsohena – Journal of American College Health, 2003
The authors surveyed 738 college students aged 18 to 27 years to assess over weight, obesity, dietary habits, and physical activity. They used BMI (body mass index) [greater than or equal to] 25 kg/m[squared] or BMI [greater than or equal to] 85th percentile and BMI [greater than or equal to] 30 kg/m[squared] or BMI [greater than or equal to] 95th…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, College Students, Physical Activities, Obesity
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Boros, Piroska; Fontana, Fabio; Mack, Mick – College Student Journal, 2017
Weight-related teasing is associated with reduced levels of physical activity in youth, but the importance of weight teasing experiences to the engagement of female college students in physical activity is yet to be determined. Thus, this study examined differences in physical activity engagement and physical activity enjoyment in female college…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Student Participation, Females, College Students
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Rao, Satya P.; Lozano, Valerie; Taani, Murad – College Student Journal, 2014
Problem: Almost 60% of college students consume less than two servings of fruits and vegetables a day while 40-50% either exercise irregularly or do not exercise. When surveyed in another study, half of the students responded that they had not received any information about healthy eating and behaviors from their colleges while nearly 60% said…
Descriptors: Cues, Health Behavior, Decision Making, College Students
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Ickes, Melinda J.; McMullen, Jennifer; Pflug, Courtney; Westgate, Philip M. – American Journal of Health Education, 2016
Background: More than one third of college students are either overweight or obese, making college campuses an ideal setting to target at risk behaviors while tailoring programs to the evolving lifestyle of college students. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a 15-week, campus-based lifestyle modification program on…
Descriptors: Obesity, College Students, Physical Activity Level, Body Composition
Kafyulilo, Ayoub Cherd – Online Submission, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which overweight and obesity are challenges among primary school children in Kinondoni and Njombe districts. The study sought to investigate those aspects in terms of prevalence, causes and impacts on social, health as well as children learning behaviours and outcomes. Systematic random…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Incidence, Focus Groups
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Furia, Andrea C.; Lee, Rebecca E.; Strother, Myra L.; Huang, Terry T-K. – American Journal of Health Behavior, 2009
Objectives: To develop and refine a scale of motivational factors related to healthy weight achievement and maintenance and to examine differences by gender and weight status. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 300 university students aged 18-24 years. Results: Factor analysis yielded 6 factors--Intrinsic (Cronbach's alpha = 0.73): affective…
Descriptors: Obesity, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
Chambless, Jim R.; Anderson, Eugene R. – 1977
This study was undertaken to determine the relationship between college women's attitudes toward obesity and their own body weight. Subjects were placed in three categories: (1) acceptable level of body fat, (2) overweight, and (3) obese. Correlational techniques were used to determine the relationship between the subjects percent of body fat and…
Descriptors: Body Image, Body Weight, College Students, Females
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Dingman, Deirdre A.; Schulz, Mark R.; Wyrick, David L.; Bibeau, Daniel L.; Gupta, Sat N. – Journal of American College Health, 2014
Objectives: This study tested whether days on campus, financial access through a meal plan, and health consciousness were associated with number of meals that college students obtained from fast food restaurants. Participants and Methods: In April 2013, all students currently enrolled in a meal plan were invited to participate in an online survey…
Descriptors: Food, Food Service, Food Standards, Nutrition
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Hopper, Mari K.; Moninger, Shana Lynn – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To determine if weight gain is accompanied by development of insulin resistance (IR) during 4 years in college. Participants: Two cohorts of college students were enrolled in fall semesters 2009 and 2010 and tracked for 4 years. Methods: Following a 12-hour fast, subjects reported for measurement of body mass index (BMI), perceived…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Anxiety, Exercise, Obesity
Massey-Sokes, Marilyn; Meaney, Karen S. – Health Educator, 2006
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. University health and physical education programs have a unique opportunity to assist in childhood obesity prevention through service-learning programs. However, prior to the implementation of service-learning curricula, it is imperative to gain insight in the unique needs of the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Physical Education, Health Education, Focus Groups
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Seo, Dong-Chul; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Chin, Ming-Kai; Lee, Chung Gun; Kim, Nayoung; Huang, Sen-Fang; Chen, Chee Keong; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching; Wong, Patricia; Chia, Michael; Park, Bock-Hee – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objective: To identify levels of moderate-intensity physical activity (MPA) and vigorous-intensity physical activity (VPA) in a representative sample of college students in six East Asian economies and examine their relationship with weight, alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: College students…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Body Composition, Drinking, Smoking
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