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dc.contributor.advisorCunningham, George B.en_US
dc.creatorKim, Bo Sooen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T00:15:18Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T21:46:18Z
dc.date.available2010-07-15T00:15:18Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-07-23T21:46:18Z
dc.date.created2009-12en_US
dc.date.issued2010-07-14en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-12-7435en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which acculturative stress is associated with physical activity levels of international students, the influence of types and sources of social support on their physical activity levels, and the degree to which social support affects the relationship between their physical activity levels and acculturative stress. 215 Korean international students from Bryan-College Station, Texas, were recruited for this study. The results revealed that only the stressor of English language difficulty, one of acculturative stress, negatively influenced physical activity levels. Social support was positively associated with physical activity levels. Finally, in the role of social support between acculturative stress and physical activity levels, the support of Korean friends and American friends positively affected vigorous physical activity level. These results suggest that social support for international students is likely to be one of most important factors for their physical activity levels. Since the convenient sample of Korean international students may not be representative of international students in the United States, further study needs representative samples in order to establish the generality of international students studying in the United States. Moreover, future research is necessary to examine various sources and types of social support which influence physical activity of international students.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectacculturative stressen_US
dc.subjectsocial supporten_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectinternational studentsen_US
dc.titleAcculturative Stress, Social Support, and Physical Activity among International Students in the United Statesen_US
dc.typeBooken
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thesis.degree.departmentHealth and Kinesiologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineKinesiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWelch, Benen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSinger, John N.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US


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