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Subject/Keyword
PWM
stereotypes
exercisers
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Stolp, Sean
Supervisor and department
Rodgers, Wendy (Faculty of physical education and recreation)
Berry, Tanya (Faculty of physical education and recreation)
Examining committee member and department
Masuda, Taka (Psychology)
Walker, Gordon (Faculty of physical education and recreation)
Department
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
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Date accepted
2010-02-03T18:54:56Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The current study identified eight distinct exercise stereotypes (athletes, runners, older adults, jocks, weightlifters, judgmental girls, overweight individuals, people who do yoga) through a pilot study. An adapted version of the prototype willingness model was then used to determine whether differences exist between exercisers’ and non-exercisers’ ratings of the eight various exerciser stereotypes. No significant differences were found, which further supports the positive exerciser stereotype. The adapted version of the PWM had large proportions of explained variance. MANOVA analyses showed that overweight individuals and weightlifters differed significantly in their opinions of other exercisers. Overweight individuals had negative ratings towards jocks, athletes and judgmental girls and weightlifters showed negative ratings of yoga participants. Both of these exercisers may benefit from a fitness center absent of these respective exercisers.
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English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3RK76
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License granted by Sean Stolp (stolp@ualberta.ca) on 2010-02-02T19:30:44Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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