UBC Undergraduate Research

Program Evaluation of the Equity Enhancement Pilot Project Jiang, Xiaodan (Daria); Dong, Jing; Tran, Uyen Nhi Pham; Gu, Yuxuan (Jesse); Fu, Yolanda


In a partnership with the Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS), we will be evaluating the Recreation Gaps Program, which aims to increase physical activity amongst Chinese female students at UBC. To do so, we will be using the raw data from a survey provided by SEEDS. Some of the main barriers identified by the participants are insufficient time, lack of motivation and not being interested in the health topics and activities. The change in behaviours of subjects before and after participating show that the program was successful in imparting knowledge of new forms of physical activities but had difficulty improving the time management of participants. The program was also less successful at changing the lifestyle of participants in the long-term. Our recommendations are that future pilot programs for this population should focus more on offering long-term solutions and focus the actual content of the program on activities rather than lectures. More sessions should also be offered to increase the time flexibility of the program. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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