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dc.contributor.authorBadirwang, Keeletlhoko Faithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:44:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:44:04Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-09en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08232012-213447en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34721
dc.description.abstractSince the federal budget for EFNEP is over $66 million, it is crucial to know the effectiveness of program attributes that may bolster its effectiveness. The aim of this study was to determine how effectiveness of Youth EFNEP programs in Virginia is affected by participant, instructional and curriculum attributes for youth enrolled in Healthy Weight for Healthy Kids (HWHK). An ordered probit model was employed to study how these attributes affect dependent variables: Whole Grain, Fruits, Colored Vegetables, MyPlate, and Breathe Hard behavioral scores. The model assessed the probability of a participant having an improved score or improved behavior. Participant Attributes Results: In general, the chosen variables for participant characteristics consistently reduced the probability of participants having an improved behavior score. Instructional Attributes Results: African Americans Program Assistantsâ were consistently associated with negative marginal effects on positive behavioral scores with the exception of the positive Breathe Hard behavioral score. Other PA attributes were not consistently associated with any behavioral models but were heterogeneous in terms of their marginal effects on the positive behavioral scores. Curriculum Attributes results: The curriculum attributes had more positive marginal effects than negative marginal effects across all the five behavioral scores. Attributes that were consistently associated with having a positive marginal effect on behavioral scores were program duration, smart foods lesson, and lesson duration. Other HWHK lessons were not consistent in increasing or reducing the probability of an improved behavior.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartBadirwang_KF_T_2012.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectOrdered probiten_US
dc.subjectBehavior changeen_US
dc.subjectHealthy Weight for Healthy Kidsen_US
dc.subjectSurveyen_US
dc.subjectYouth EFNEPen_US
dc.subjectEffectivenessen_US
dc.subjectNutrition Educationen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Program Attributes on Behavior Change for Healthy Weight for Healthy Kids Program in Virginiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairDavis, George C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSerrano, Elena L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYou, Wenen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08232012-213447/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-08-23en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-09-17
dc.date.adate2012-09-17en_US


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