Soul Line Dancing Among African American Women in the Church: an Expectancy-value Model Approach Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Soul Line Dancing Among African American Women in the Church: an Expectancy-value Model Approach

Creator

  • Author: Rose, Melanie
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Zhang, Tao
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Thomas, Katherine
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Committee Chair
  • Committee Member: Greenleaf, Christy
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Committee Member
  • Committee Member: Jackson, Allen
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Committee Member

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2012-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Guided by the expectancy value model of achievement choice, this study examined the relationships among expectancy value constructs (expectancy related beliefs and subjective task values), effort and intention for future participation in a culturally specific dance, soul line, among African American adult women in the church setting. Participants were 100 African American women who were members of the women’s ministries from four predominantly African American churches in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area. Participants completed a 20-minute soul line session and responded to survey questions, validated in previous research, assessing their expectancy-related beliefs, subjective task values, effort, intention for future participation and physical activity. This was the first study to use the expectancy value model as a guide to determine motivations attached to physical activities among African American adult women. Usefulness, a component of subjective task values, emerged as a predictor of intention for future participation. Eighty-one percent of the women did not meet physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity. Of those inactive women 60% indicated an interest in doing soul line dancing often at their church after one short exposure to the activity as indicated by the strongest possible response to both intention questions. A slightly smaller percent of the active women provided with a strong positive response for future intention. These findings suggest that soul line dancing is a practical avenue to increase physical activity among African American women in the church. Future research should test this theoretical model on a wider variety of individuals who are sedentary to physically active, measure actual participation, and directly measure BMI and physical activity.

Subject

  • Keyword: African-American
  • Keyword: physical activity
  • Keyword: BMI
  • Keyword: church

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Rose, Melanie
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc149658

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
  • Degree Discipline: Kinesiology
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi

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