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The Relationship of Physical Activity and the Built Environment within the Context of Self-Determination Theory.
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PMID:  21818529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Evidence is emerging of the combined effects of psychosocial and environmental determinants on exercise. PURPOSE: This study aims to examine the moderating effects of convenience, facilities at places of worship, access, crime/safety, and neighborhood characteristics on the relationship between exercise and psychosocial needs satisfaction (autonomy, competence, and relatedness). METHODS: Adults from four cities enrolling in a weight loss program (N = 477; 72.1% White, BMI = 32.21 ± 7.67) completed questionnaires on current exercise levels, perceptions of the environment for exercise, and autonomy, competence, and relatedness. RESULTS: There were significant interaction effects for neighborhood characteristics with all three psychological needs satisfaction, and for convenience with competence and relatedness, such that the relationship between psychosocial needs satisfaction and exercise is stronger for participants with better perceptions of convenience and neighborhood characteristics. CONCLUSIONS: Results indicate that the relationship between exercise and autonomy, competence, and relatedness is different for low and high perceptions of convenience to places for exercise and neighborhood characteristics.
Jennifer L Gay; Ruth P Saunders; Marsha Dowda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-4796     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8510246     Medline TA:  Ann Behav Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Brownsville Regional Campus, 80 Fort Brown, SPH Bldg., N1.202C, Brownsville, TX, 78520, USA,
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