The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 22
Page No. 5427 - 5433

Effect of Educational Program Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior in Physical Activity Continuation of Female Employees

Authors : Masoud Shafieinia, Alireza Hidarnia, Anoushirvan Kazemnejad and Reza Rajabi

Abstract: Now a days, mothers have ceased to breastfeed due to several factors and resort to bottle-feeding or other forms of complementary feeding for their children. This results in physical and emotional problems for children and socio-economic harms in communities. Reduction of physical activity among adolescents one is the most important problems of society. Regular physical activity has been established as a mechanism to prevent and treat various chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, osteoporosis and psychological ailments. Physical activity during childhood and adolescence is crucial as it contributes to a normal skeletal development and is necessary for young adults to attain and maintain an appropriate bone mass. Moreover, teenager’s physical activity has been consistently associated with higher levels of self-esteem and lower levels of anxiety, stress and gain psychological health. The purpose of this study is to investigate effect of educational program based on the theory of planned behavior in physical activity continuation of female employees. The current research is an interactive- semi empirical study that was conducted in format of pre and post-test on 95 woman employees of Tehran University, 2014.

How to cite this article:

Masoud Shafieinia, Alireza Hidarnia, Anoushirvan Kazemnejad and Reza Rajabi, 2016. Effect of Educational Program Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior in Physical Activity Continuation of Female Employees. The Social Sciences, 11: 5427-5433.

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