Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Participants completed a questionnaire about their involvement in exercise and the motivators for and barriers to their participation in physical activities. There was a significant age difference in the total number of barriers reported. There were also significant gender differences in several aspects of exercise, within both a college sample and a sample of community residents. Because of the numerous health benefits of exercise for men and women of all ages, it is important that we understand what motivates individuals to be active. The findings of the present study suggest that the individual’s age and gender are important factors to consider when developing programs to encourage physical activity.
BF1 .M63 v. 22 no. 2 2017
Hickey, Margot E. and Mason, Susan E.
"Age and gender differences in particpation rates, motivators for, and barriers to exercise,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 22:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol22/iss2/3