Determinants of exercise activity in an older population : a replication and extension
The population of the United States is aging quickly, and thus it would seem that one of the major priorities for the elderly is to achieve and maintain improved physical and mental health. Previous research has shown that regular exercise activity is one of the factors that can contribute to better health. This study examined a number of variables believed to be conducive to exercise participation. Specifically, sixty-five people, 65 years of age or older, completed questionnaires measuring the relationship between exercise habits, perceived barriers to exercise, and motives for exercise. Significant positive correlations were found between exercise and self-efficacy, late life exercise habits, and motives for exercise. A significant negative correlation emerged between exercise activity and effort barriers. In addition, a multiple regression analysis was able to account for 48% of the variance in exercise activity. The implications of these data and directions for future research are discussed.
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Gallagher, Andreea Pantea, "Determinants of exercise activity in an older population : a replication and extension" (1999). HIM 1990-2015. 162.