Mahi whakatieke: Increasing exercise compliance with Māori students
Butterworth, M. (2003) Mahi whakatieke: Increasing exercise compliance with Māori students. In Nikora, L.W., Levy, M., Masters, B., Waitoki, W., Te Awekotuku, N., and Etheredge, R.J.M. (Eds). (2003). The Proceedings of the National Māori Graduates of Psychology Symposium 2002: Making a difference. Proceedings of a symposium hosted by the Māori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, 29-30 November 2002 (pp.111-115). Hamilton, New Zealand: Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato.
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The aim of the study was to implement an intervention package based on Shelton and Levy’s propositions with Māori students to increase their compliance to an exercise programme that used walking. Three out of four participants walked more regularly when the intervention package was implemented, compared to previous stages of the research. Only two participants continued to walk for exercise regularly in Follow Up. This was consistent with previous exercise literature that has found that only 50% of people will still be exercising 3-6 months after starting. However, all participants reported that they had incorporated more regular physical activity into their lifestyles Post Follow Up. These findings indicate that this multifaceted approach to increasing exercise compliance holds promise in terms of making changes to achieve a more active lifestyle that will last in the long term.
Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato