Physical Activity Message Framing and Ethnicity Before and During COVID-19

Francis, Jacqueline and West, Keon. 2022. Physical Activity Message Framing and Ethnicity Before and During COVID-19. Health Communication, ISSN 1041-0236 [Article] (In Press)

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Abstract or Description

People of Black ethnicities are well known to be disproportionately burdened by coronavirus and have poorer health outcomes. Public health messages encouraged physical activity during the pandemic as it is evidenced to positively affect the immune system, however people of Black ethnicities are often reported as failing to achieve the recommended daily amount. Health message framing during COVID-19 specifically in relation to ethnicity and physical activity motivation has yet to be investigated. Two studies examined message frame effect on physical activity motivation prior to and at the onset of the pandemic and how this differed by ethnicity. Gain framed messages were found to positively affect physical activity motivation pre-COVID-19 and during the pandemic fear framed messages were found to positively affect physical activity motivation. Neither of these effects differed by ethnicity. Implications for future physical activity health message framing are discussed.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2022.2074344

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
27 April 2022Accepted
19 May 2022Published Online

Item ID:

31861

Date Deposited:

23 May 2022 09:56

Last Modified:

23 May 2022 12:32

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/31861

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