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Does the conservation of resources motivate middle-aged women to perform physical activity?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19605888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article aims to examine the factors that motivate middle-aged women to engage in leisure physical activity (LPA) and to explore the relationship between resources loss and gains and engaging in LPA. It is a cross-sectional study based on a self-reported questionnaire (n = 949), using variables of the conservation of resources theory and the theory of planned behavior. Results show that women who engage in physical activity experience lower resources loss than inactive women. The longer they engage in physical activity, the less they experience losses such as youth, attractiveness, optimism, health, and beauty. Conservation of resources, perceived behavioral control, attitudes, and normative beliefs predict 41% (p < .0001) of the variance in the engagement in leisure physical activity. Findings suggest that constructing effective strategies to promote LPA requires also addressing these factors, which are valued by middle-aged women.
Authors:
Mina Rotem; Leon Epstein; Mally Ehrenfeld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Western journal of nursing research     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1552-8456     ISO Abbreviation:  West J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-17     Completed Date:  2010-02-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905435     Medline TA:  West J Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  999-1013     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel. mina.rotem@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude to Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Exercise*
Female
Health Status
Humans
Israel
Middle Aged
Motivation*
Questionnaires

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