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Motivation and exercise dependence: a study based on self-determination theory.
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PMID:  22808718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The objective of this study was to use self-determination theory to analyze the relationships of several motivational variables with exercise dependence. The study involved 531 exercisers, ranging in age from 16 to 60 years old, who responded to differentquestionnaires assessing perception of motivational climate, satisfaction of basic psychological needs, motivation types, and exercise dependence. The results of multiple mediation analysis revealed that ego-involving climate and perceived competence positively predicted exercise dependence in a directed and mediated manner through introjected and external regulation. Gender and age did not moderate the analyzed relationships. These results allow us to better understand the motivational process explaining exercise dependence, demonstrating the negative influence of the ego-involving climate in the context of exercise.
David González-Cutre; Alvaro Sicilia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sport Sciences, Miguel Hernández University of Elche. Alvaro, USA.
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