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Motivational gender differences in sport and exercise participation among university sport science students.

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dc.contributor.author Rintaugu, E.G.
dc.contributor.author Ngetich, E.D.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-14T13:02:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-14T13:02:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Physical Education and Sport ® (JPES), 12(2), Art 28, pp.180 - 187, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2247 - 806X
dc.identifier.uri http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/9372
dc.description.abstract Motivation is an important psychological variable in Physical Activity(PA) as it determines both entry and continued adherence to PA.Understanding motivating factors is an antecedent to the understanding of behaviour change and programming of PA.The study was carried out to determine gender differences in participation motives to PA of sport science students of a university. Data was collected through questionnaires from 60(30 males and 20 females) sport science students. Results showed that sport science students perceive their physical health status as fair and they are involved in diverse PA with no significant gender differences. The main motives for participation in PA were Weight management; enjoyment and revitalization while the least motivators for both males and females were stress management and competition. Reported constraints to PA were lack of motivation, and lack of time and injuries. It is recommended that Sport science students need pursue their studies with visionary ideas on how to navigate motivation into PA and the constraints to PA. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Physical Education and Sport en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.title Motivational gender differences in sport and exercise participation among university sport science students. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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