Date of Award
Master in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science
Dr. Kara Wunderlich, BCBA-D
Dr. Stephanie Kincaid, BCBA-D
Dr. Angie Campanale, BCBA-D
Supervising Faculty Member
Dr. Kara Wunderlich, BCBA- D
Engagement in physical activity can assist with the prevention of a variety of serious health complications. Although there is evidence for the many benefits of physical activity, percentages of engagement in physical activity among adults around the world are low. Through the use of an experimental analysis, we investigated what environmental conditions maintain physical engagement with two neurotypical adults. The conditions evaluated included attention, no interaction, escape, and tangible. These conditions were compared to a control condition. Results of this study indicated physical activity engagement was maintained by automatic reinforcement for each participant. Evaluating these controlling variables can assist clinicians in promoting healthy behaviors such as physical activity engagement among adults.
Loaiza, Michelle, "Investigating Maintaining Variables of Physical Activity" (2021). Thesis Projects. 27.