Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Gregory J. Welk

Second Advisor

Gregory J. Welk

Third Advisor

Christopher Seeger

Abstract

There is currently a considerable public health concern about levels of inactivity in youth. This type of information has led to many state and national initiatives aimed at promoting physical activity, such as the VERB Summer Scorecard Program in Story County, Iowa where tweens (children ages 8 to 13) can complete a VERB Scorecard of physical activity by going to physically active activities and deals at businesses in the community with the outcome of earning prizes. The purpose of the study was to determine factors that influence interest and involvement in the VERB summer scorecard program. To do this, a process evaluation by tracking stickers and an impact evaluation was done through a parent survey. Results state that most were more involved in lifetime activities or activities which the tweens had not participated in before. There was also a weak distribution of participants across the county.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16570

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Travis William Hartke

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453161

OCLC Number

243609303

ISBN

9780549542872

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

75 pages

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