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Self-reported physical activity as a predictor of body fatness in college students

Self-reported physical activity as a predictor of body fatness in college students



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Published by: Michael Zanovec on Aug 18, 2008
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A ThesisSubmitted to the Graduate Faculty of theLouisiana State University andAgricultural and Mechanical Collegein partial fulfillment of therequirements for the degree of Master of ScienceInThe School of Human EcologybyMichael ZanovecB.S., Louisiana State University, 2004May 2008
This work is dedicated to the three most important people in my life, namely my wife, mydaughter, and my dad. To my amazing wife, Jamie, you are my rock and none of this would havebeen possible without your patience and understanding during the countless hours spent studyingfor school, writing this thesis, and working full-time from dusk till dawn every day for threeyears. To my new baby girl, Stella Grace, born in December of 2007, may you learn to love life,to never be afraid to fail, and to have the courage to pursue your ambitions with passion, an openheart, and especially an open mind. Last but certainly not least, to my dad, you have always beenmy greatest fan, from the time I was born. In a way, I have you to thank for all of this, becauseyou were the one that taught me about the importance of exercise and nutrition long beforecollege when I was just a kid. You also instilled in me the belief that anything could be achievedthrough hard work and dedication. I hope you will consider my graduation as a tribute to you.
I would like to thank my committee members Georgianna Tuuri, Lisa Johnson, Michael
Keenan, and Brian Marx, for their support and guidance during the development of thisthesis. As my advisor and mentor, Dr. Tuuri has directed my efforts with commitment andenthusiasm. Her kind and selfless personality has enabled me to grow and mature as a studentand a scientist. She has been tremendously generous in funding several trips to nationalconferences and has included me as an author on numerous abstracts and manuscripts. She alsointroduced me to the field of body composition assessment, an area of research that has becomemy true passion. Dr. Tuuri, it has been my honor and pleasure to know you and work with you.A special thanks to Dr. Johnson for introducing me to the concept for this study andallowing me to expand on her doctoral dissertation research to develop this thesis. Lisa was myfavorite instructor as an undergraduate in kinesiology. I am grateful to have her on my committeeand I am especially thankful to call her my friend.I would also like to thank Dr. Mike Keenan for his support. His knowledge and expertiseover a vast array of research interests has enabled me an opportunity to think critically as aresearcher. Dr. Keenan once said that the key to research is in knowing the right questions to ask,and this statement has remained with me ever since.Finally, I would like to sincerely thank Dr. Brian Marx for his assistance in analyzing andinterpreting my dataset. In addition to his tremendous support and guidance in the area of regression modeling, Dr. Marx was especially personable and complimentary of both my writtenand oral work. I truly could not have asked for a better person to serve as my statistical advisor.

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