Socializing, Interactions, College-Aged Students, Physical Activity
Physical activity (PA) has been found to benefit a person in many ways. One of the benefits of being physically active is the social component. This deals with interacting with someone before, during or after the activity. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of social interactions effects on college-aged students during their PA class. Participants for this study included 408 college-aged students (272 males & 136 females) who were surveyed regarding their interactions during their PA class. The survey contained Likert scale questions and open-ended questions, requiring the students to respond with written answers. In short, it was discovered from these students that their interactions during their physical activity were important to them and that the interactions were enjoyable. These results along with other results from this study, highlight the positive benefits that comes from being involved in PA.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Barney, David C. and Leavitt, Teresa, "A Qualitative Look at College Students Perceptions of Social Interactions in College Physical Activity Classes" (2020). Faculty Publications. 3785.
David O. McKay School of Education