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MOTIVATION, PERCIEVED BARRIERS AND SELF-EFFICACY TOWARDS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY - A STUDY OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BEHAVIORS
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent university students are regularly physically active, what motives and barriers they perceive towards exercise and the relationship between motivational profile, self-efficacy and exercise behaviors. A questionnaire including the instruments Physical Activity Stages of Change, BARSE, BREQ-2 and Exercise Adherence Questionnaire was distributed at a university in southern Sweden. The respondents (n = 251) were Men (n = 104) and Women (n = 147). For analysis and processing of the gathered data SPSS was used with One-Way ANOVA, Pearson's r and Regression Analysis. The study showed that 70 percent of the students were regularly physically active. The most common motives for exercise were to improve health and increase physical strength whilst the most frequent barriers were lack of motivation and lack of energy/fatigue. The results also revealed positive correlations between identified regulation, intrinsic regulation, barrier self-efficacy and physical activity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Barriers, motivation, exercise, physical activity, self-efficacy, Transtheoretical Model, Self-Determination Theory.
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17328OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-17328DiVA: diva2:506476
Subject / course
Psychology Targeting Sport
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-03-13 Created: 2012-02-28 Last updated: 2012-03-13Bibliographically approved

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Jonsson, L. & Liden, U. (2012)(595 kB)608 downloads
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