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ERIC Number: EJ1011982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
A Comparison of Motivational Factors and Barriers to Physical Activity among Traditional versus Nontraditional College Students
Kulavic, Kimberly; Hultquist, Cherilyn N.; McLester, John R.
Journal of American College Health, v61 n2 p60-66 2013
Objective: To investigate the motivational factors and the barriers to physical activity (PA) in traditional college students (TS) and nontraditional college students (NTS) and determine if differences exist between these 2 groups. Participants: A total of 746 college students; 628 were TS (19.1 [plus-minus] 1.2 years), and 118 were NTS (31.2 [plus-minus] 8.6 years). Methods: In fall 2010, students voluntarily completed a demographic questionnaire, Barriers to Being Active Quiz, and Exercise Motivations Inventory--2 (EMI-2). Results: EMI-2 revealed that TS and NTS differed on 8 of the 14 motivational factors for exercise. There was a significant difference between TS and NTS for the following barriers: fear of injury ("p" = 0.001), lack of resources ("p" = 0.017), and lack of skill ("p" = 0.003). Conclusion: Based on these findings, interventions can be developed for the varied needs of a diverse student population as it pertains to PA participation. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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