Functional Significance of Participation Motivation on Physical Activity Involvement

Dev Roychowdhury

Abstract


Several researchers have examined the motives people have for participating in a range of physical activities. Studies involving various physical activities have consistently shown that individuals exhibit motivational differences based on the type of sport or exercise activity in which they are involved in. There is, however, a paucity of research examining the functional significance of participation motives based on the type of physical activity. The objective of the present paper is to study the association between the primary characteristics for activity types and the motivational proclivity of individuals for engaging in those activities.

Keywords


participation motivation; physical activity; sport; exercise; leisure

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