Date of Award
Ph.D. in Health and Kinesiology
Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
Mary Allison Ford-Wade
Results: One-on-one interviews yielded 25 cognitive maps. The maps contained a total of 169 concepts with 294 connections among them. The lowest number of variables identified on a participant’s map was 4 and the highest was 11. The lowest number of connections made on a participant’s map was 4 and the highest was 39. Through qualitative condensing and matrix addition, the 169 concepts were used to create 27 variables with 134 connections. Feedback from focus group participants resulted in the addition of 3 variables and 9 connections.
Coleman, Lois Marie, "Cultural Influences on Body Size Ideals Among African American Women in the Mississippi Delta" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1563.