PAEL researchers publish on college students’ physical activity habits

The School of Kinesiology’s Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory (PAEL) researchers Zan Gao, PhD, associate professor and director of PAEL, and Wenxi Liu, PhD student, have published an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The paper, “Associations between Self-Determined Motivation, Accelerometer-Determined Physical Activity, and Quality of Life in Chinese College Students,” investigates Chinese college students’ physical activity correlates, self-determined motivation, and quality of life.

The findings suggest that perceived competence and social support are critical for promoting Chinese college students’ physical activity level and improving the overall quality of life.