An examination of college students' motivation toward physical activity

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dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Scott R. en_US Braatz, Sara J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:19Z 2011-06-03T19:41:19Z 2007 en_US 2007
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2007 .B73 en_US
dc.description.abstract Engaging in physical activity is an important aspect of living a healthy lifestyle. Approximately 60% of adults do not participate in regular physical activity (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [U.S. DHHS],1996), and rates of physical activity are declining (Brownson, Boehmer, & Luke, 2005). An understanding of motivation toward physical activity may aid in improving participation rates of physical activity. The purpose of the present study was to determine if there were differences in motivation toward physical activity among Physical Education majors and Non-Physical Education majors. Participants were 150 undergraduate students enrolled in a Physical Education: Fitness/Wellness (PEFWL) course and/or Physical Education: Professional (PEP) 161 — Foundations and Principles of Physical Education (PEP 161). Participants completed the Motivation for Physical Activities Measure-Revised (MPAM-R) and a series of Fitness Profile Tests. Results revealed there were no significant differences for motivation on any factor of the MPAM-R between Physical Education majors and Non-Physical Education majors. In addition, no significant differences were determined for Gender.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science
dc.format.extent vii, 82 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation (Psychology) en_US
dc.title An examination of college students' motivation toward physical activity en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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