Facebook me : the utility of social networking sites in increasing social support for exercise programs

dc.contributor.advisorBartholomew, John B.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKohl, Harold W.en
dc.creatorMcCallum, Kim Gibsonen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T16:27:45Zen
dc.date.available2011-01-05T16:27:45Zen
dc.date.available2011-01-05T16:27:52Zen
dc.date.issued2010-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010en
dc.date.updated2011-01-05T16:27:52Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this report is to evaluate the potential utility of online social networking in enhancing participation in, and maintenance of, a university-based exercise program through the provision of social support. Ninety-one employees previously enrolled in an exercise program were surveyed. Participants were asked about their online social networking habits and their opinions on the possible use of online social networks to increase social support for and adherence to an exercise program. Respondents already belonging to a social networking site (SNS) (79%) were optimistic about the utility, particularly after their exercise program, while those who do not belong to an SNS were less positive. The findings imply that using online social networking to add social support both during and after an exercise program could be effective.en
dc.description.departmentKinesiology and Health Educationen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1729en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectSocial supporten
dc.subjectSocial networking sitesen
dc.subjectExercise programsen
dc.titleFacebook me : the utility of social networking sites in increasing social support for exercise programsen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentKinesiology and Health Educationen
thesis.degree.disciplineKinesiologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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