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ERIC Number: EJ935310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Exercise Motivation of College Students in Online, Face-to-Face, and Blended Basic Studies Physical Activity and Wellness Course Delivery Formats
Sidman, Cara Lynn; Fiala, Kelly Ann; D'Abundo, Michelle Lee
Journal of American College Health, v59 n7 p662-664 2011
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 greater than 0.05) 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. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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