Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Physical Activity Motivation Study"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2014 - DURI
Research area(s):
physical activity; social scienes; psychology
Project Description:
This study will examine walking as a form of physical activity and specifically will examine the motivational differences between regular and irregular walkers. Various walking groups will be examined: solo walkers, those who walk with their children, those who walk with friends, those who walk with spouses, those who walk with dogs.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will be involved in various aspects of the research project including: reviewing the literature and synthesizing findings, organizing data tables, participating in research team discussions.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
Self-motivated, independent student. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong computer skills.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
10
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Richards, Elizabeth
Deptartment/College:
nursing

Student Supervisor

Name:
Libby Richards
Title:
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
TBD
Deptartment/College:
TBD