ERIC Number: EJ676214
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Explaining Physical Activity in Individuals with Mental Retardation: An Exploratory Study.
Kozub, Francis M.
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v38 n3 p302-13 Sep 2003
This study investigated physical activity patterns of seven adolescents with mental retardation over a seven-day period. It found 6 to 14 bouts of moderate physical activity per day lasting from 2 to 4 minutes. Intrinsic motivation was high and lack of motivation scores were low in this sample. Results identified two main explanatory factors of physical activity, age and social reasons. (Contains references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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