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Exercise motivation of college students in online, face-to-face, and blended basic studies physical activity and wellness course delivery formats.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21823963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess exercise motivation among college students self-selected into 4 online (OL) and face-to-face (F2F) basic studies' physical activity and wellness course delivery formats.
PARTICIPANTS/METHODS: Out of 1,037 enrolled students during the Spring 2009 semester, 602 responded online to demographic questions and to the Behavioural Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire, which assessed exercise motivation on 5 subscales.
RESULTS: There were no significant differences (p > .05) in exercise motivation for students across course delivery formats, but there was a significant difference in age and employment status between the completely OL and F2F course formats.
CONCLUSIONS: Health and physical educators can utilize these findings to better understand that physical activity and wellness students are not necessarily trying to avoid physical activity when selecting the OL course format, but are more likely trying to balance work and school responsibilities and need greater flexibility in time and location.
Authors:
Cara Lynn Sidman; Kelly Ann Fiala; Michelle Lee D'Abundo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of American college health : J of ACH     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1940-3208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Health     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-09     Completed Date:  2011-12-23     Revised Date:  2012-01-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214119     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  662-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, USA. sidmanc@uncw.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analysis of Variance
Chi-Square Distribution
Curriculum
Directive Counseling
Exercise / physiology,  psychology*
Female
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion / methods*
Health Status Indicators
Humans
Male
Motivation*
Motor Activity*
Psychometrics
Questionnaires
Social Marketing
Students / psychology*
Universities*

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