Perceptions and Barriers to Physical Activity among Latino Adults
Dr. Rosenda Murillo, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences, is examining perceptions and barriers to physical activity among Latinx adults (ages 21-36) through her administrative supplement research. Eighty-two individuals from Houston recently participated in the study. Within the sample, a subset of twenty-six participants participated in five focus groups conducted to identify perceptions and barriers to physical activity during childhood and adulthood that contribute to physical activity levels in adulthood. Preliminary results from the focus groups indicate that levels of physical activity among study participants are influenced by family social networks, individual responsibilities, and the belief that physical activity is important for your health.