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dc.contributor.authorLovett, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T20:29:00Z
dc.date.available2014-01-27T20:29:00Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5190
dc.description.abstractThis research takes a phenomenological approach through narratives to investigate the meanings females attribute to their experiences with physical activity. Nine females across the age ranges of 10-80 were asked to share three meaningful physical activity stories. These experiences could be positive or negative in nature as long as they were reflective of a meaningful experience for the participant. The aim of the research was to explore the types of physical activity experiences that females find meaningful. The results indicate that participants perceived the following to be meaningful within their experience: social support, benefits to personal health and well-being, recognition and acknowledgment, empowerment, body control, early positive experience and identity formation. Participants’ stories offered an enlightened understanding of the meanings active females associate with physical activity across their lifespans that perhaps can assist in formulating and developing strategies to encourage and promote involvement in physical activity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectPhysical activity, females, meaningen_US
dc.titlePhysical Activity and the Entanglement of Meaning Making for Femalesen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-02T01:42:04Z


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