October 1st, 2020, Meaghan Osborne starts doing her undergraduate honor thesis at the TIE lab. Her thesis looks at the theoretical basis of physical activity maintenance. Let's know more about Meaghan and her research:
My name is Meaghan and I am a U3 Kinesiology student. Exercise has always been a part of who I am. I grew up hiking and biking with my family and I played girls doubles of my high school tennis team. I love being active and have always tried to motivate my friends and family to participate in physical activity, which has not always been easy. This is what led me to the TIE lab where I have worked and volunteered since my U1 year.
I am now working on my undergraduate thesis where I am exploring theory-based factors that predict physical activity maintenance. The goal is to understand how individuals come to be maintainers and what factors support physical activity long-term. Factors I am exploring include satisfaction, self-efficacy, and motivation. By understanding the theory behind maintenance, we can implement more effective physical activity interventions and help individuals reap the benefits of an active lifestyle.