Presentation Title

College Wellness

Presenter Information

James RoweFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Health, Stigma, Efficacy

Biography

My name is James Rowe. I am about to be a graduating student. I am from a small town in southern Ohio. The reason I decided to go into health communications is because I have been around sports, fitness and nutrition all my life. Since I have lived this lifestyle, I was drawn to how physicians communicate to their patients. Since then I have expanded my interest from patient-physician communication to interpersonal communication.

Major

Health Communications

Advisor for this project

Camilla Brammer, PhD

Start Date

20-4-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

20-4-2018 12:00 PM

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine ways to increase physical fitness activity in overweight and obese college students.

The study seeks to test the effectiveness of health campaign messages that include visuals of overweight and obese students engaged in physical activity. It is hypothesized that the inclusion of weight diverse students engaged in activity will decrease both obesity public stigma and self-stigma. Moreover, the researchers hypothesize that the inclusion of efficacy statements will increase overweight and obese students’ behavioral intention to engage in physical fitness activities at the campus recreation center.

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College Wellness

The purpose of this study is to examine ways to increase physical fitness activity in overweight and obese college students.

The study seeks to test the effectiveness of health campaign messages that include visuals of overweight and obese students engaged in physical activity. It is hypothesized that the inclusion of weight diverse students engaged in activity will decrease both obesity public stigma and self-stigma. Moreover, the researchers hypothesize that the inclusion of efficacy statements will increase overweight and obese students’ behavioral intention to engage in physical fitness activities at the campus recreation center.