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Exploring exercise behavior and well-being of Swedish university students: A self-determination perspective
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4608-7300
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6198-0784
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.
2013 (English)In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between motivational profile, self-efficacy, basic needs satisfaction, exercise behavior, and well-being among Swedish university students. A set of the instruments including GLTEQ, SHIS, BPNES, BREQ-2 and BARSE was distributed at a university in southern Sweden. The respondents (n=260) included men (n=122) and women (n=138). For analysis and processing of the gathered data SPSS was used with Pearson’s r and Multiple Regression Analysis. The results showed that competence, autonomy and relatedness were positive predictors of self-determined motivation, whilst identified regulation, intrinsic regulation and barrier self-efficacy were positive predictors for strenuous exercise. Moreover, a regression analysis showed that only competence was a significant predictor for well-being; however, positive correlations were shown between all the basic needs and well-being. Satisfaction of the basic needs seem to result in more self-determined motivation and higher levels of barrier self-efficacy, which in turn increases the number of strenuous exercise sessions per week. Furthermore, satisfaction of the basic needs, especially competence through exercise, appears to be important for university students’ well-being. Strenuous exercise itself may also have the potential to positively influence well-being.

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Malmö: Malmö universitet, Institutionen för idrottsvetenskap , 2013.
Keyword [en]
self-determination, exercise, well-being
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Sport and Fitness Sciences Applied Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21854OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-21854DiVA: diva2:618849
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Published online April 16, 2013

Funding: Swedish Sports Confederation

Available from: 2013-04-30 Created: 2013-04-30 Last updated: 2017-04-03Bibliographically approved

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