Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science faculty members (Richard
Hsiao and Joshua Castle) and two KHSS graduate students (Kelly Anthony and
Brianne Lenhart) presented their research at the international FISU (International University Sports Federation) World
Conference on Development through Sport held in Taipei, Taiwan, August
Their research presentations were as follows:
Hsiao’s research presentation was titled “The Investigation of Client
Satisfaction Level Among Older Adult Members of a University-Based Fitness
Center.” The purpose of this study was to investigate the satisfaction levels
of older adult members at the James G. Mill Fitness Center, which is located in
Zink Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Castle’s research presentation was titled “Factors that Affect the Usage of
Fitness and Recreation Centers by Students on College Campuses.” The purpose of
this study was to determine the factors that influence why students attend or
do not attend the fitness and recreation centers provided to them on campus.
Anthony’s research presentation was titled “Assessment of Motivation and Grit
in Individuals Who Exercise at a Division II Fitness Facility.” Her study was
centered on the disturbing fact that, although the numerous benefits of exercise
are readily available to the general public, people still choose to remain
sedentary. She wanted to figure out the sources of motivation that influence
individuals to exercise. A secondary objective was to explore the impact grit
has in terms of influencing individuals to exercise.
Lenhart’s research presentation was titled “Analysis of Factors that Influence
Satisfaction of Fans at Division II Basketball Games.” The purpose of her study
was to analyze factors that influence satisfaction of fans at Division II
and Brianne’s research was conducted as part of their master’s theses in sport
management. Brianne will graduate in December with dual master’s degrees in
Sport Management and Employment and Labor Relations. Kelly is also working on
dual master’s degrees in Sport Management and Business Administration and will
graduate in summer 2018.
Pictured, from left: Brianne Lenhart, Richard Hsiao, FISU President Oleg Matytsin, Joshua Castle, and Kelly Anthony attending FISU 2017 held in Taipei, Taiwan, August 27–30.