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dc.contributor.authorSeguin, Ariane
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-08T18:53:15Z
dc.date.available2017-09-08T18:53:15Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73301
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity (PA) in later life acts as a modifiable and prevention factor of many chronic diseases, however the majority of older adults are inactive. Age stereotypes are an important psychosocial barrier to PA. To date, research has mainly focused on negative age stereotype, in inactive or competitive older adults, using quantitative-and-individually focused methodologies. The objective of this study was to explore aging beliefs in active older adults (i.e., age stereotypes), and the age-specific factors influencing the adoption and maintenance of PA using the social-ecological model. Results demonstrate participants believed aging-related decline to be both inevitable and controllable, and revealed multi-level age-specific PA factors. This study provides new perspectives on the multi-level age-specific factors influencing later-life PA. These results suggest that these age-specific multi-level factors should be considered and incorporated when implementing interventions (i.e., programs and/or policies) to increase PA uptake and support the maintenance of PA in later life.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_US
dc.subjectagingen_US
dc.subjectage stereotypesen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.titleExploring Aging Stereotypes and Age-Specific Physical Activity Factors Among Active Older Adultsen_US
dc.date.defence2017-07-25
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Health & Human Performanceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Heidi Lauckneren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Jacqueline Gahaganen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Laurene Rehmanen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Sara Kirken_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Brad Meisneren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Jerome Singletonen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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