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Sources of perceived support from friends in exercise : an application of self-determination theory /

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Show simple item record Muon, Sovoeun. en_US 2009-09-23T15:49:58Z 2009-09-23T15:49:58Z 2008-09-23T15:49:58Z
dc.description.abstract Background: This study examined three social factors (i.e., autonomy support, structure, and involvement) and their relationship with the motivational processes proposed by Vallerand ( 1 997). This study explored sources of support for exercise participation. -~ ' Methods: Participants (N = 425) completed self-reported instruments which assessed variables outlined within Vallerand's ( 1 997) HMIEM. Results: Structural equation modeling analyses predicting the cognitive/affective and exercise behaviour accounted for 23 percent of variance in positive affect, 10 percent of variance in negative affect, 38 percent of variance in physical self-concept, and 4 percent of variance in exercise behaviour. Exploratory analyses revealed that friends, romantic partners, and educators to be consistent sources for providing autonomy support, structure, and involvement, f !,< r - r* Summary: This study is among the first to examine perceived sources oi autonomy support, structure, and involvement from friends in the exercise context and suggest such perceptions may contribute to motivating exercise behaviour in post-secondary students. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Exercise en_US
dc.subject Motivation psychology. en_US
dc.title Sources of perceived support from friends in exercise : an application of self-determination theory / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US M.A. Applied Health Science en_US Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US

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