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Exercise adherence in employee exercise programs

State University System of Florida
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  • Health Science Education Thesis
  • Ph. D ( Lcsh )
  • Dissertations
  • Academic -- Health Science Education ( Lcsh )


EXERCISE ADHERENCE IN EMPLOYEE EXERCISE PROGRAMS: IMPLEMENTATION OF A HEALTH EDUCATION INTERVENTION By KRISTINE STOUFFER A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 2000 ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author wishes to acknowledge the Program Coordinator/Research Assistant, Julie Gibbard; Assessment Team Members, Yvonne Dumas, Chris Eaddy, Amy Hagan, Kristin Lauria, Robert Trimarche, and Roseanne Vullo; Health Promotion Consultants, Emily Christian, Chris Eaddy, Jenny Griggs, Kristin Lauria, Laura Pople, and Robert Trimarche; and Pilot Study Assistant, Jenny Griggs; whose hard work and dedication made this research program possible. The author would also like to acknowledge the Living Well Employee Wellness Center at the University of Florida and the Orion Fitness Center, Gainesville, Florida, for lending needed assessment equipment, and the American Red Cross, Reebok, and United Way for donating participant program completion awards. In addition, the author would like to acknowledge her dissertation committee members, Jill Varnes, Ed.D., Steve Dorman, Ph.D., Dan Connaughton, Ed.D., and Dave Miller, Ph.D., her parents Robert and Patricia Stouffer, and her fiancee Florencio Calderon, for their contributions and support of this project. iii TABLE OF CONTENTS page ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ... ii LIST OF TABLES . .. vi LIST OF FIGURES ... vii ABSTRACT ... viii CHAPTERS 1 INTRODUCTION ... 1 Introductory Background Statement ... 1 Statement of the Problem ... 7 Research Questions ... 8 Significance of the Study ... 9 Delimitations

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