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The influence of body weight and body composition information on initial exercise motivation in female exercise initiates with overweight and obesity

Pearson, E.S. and Hall, C.R. and Markland, D. and Rodgers, W.M. and Wilson, P.M. (2014) The influence of body weight and body composition information on initial exercise motivation in female exercise initiates with overweight and obesity. Hellenic Journal of Psychology, 11 (2). pp. 111-122.

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Abstract

The study purpose was to examine the impact of providing individualized body composition information (intervention condition; n = 40) versus body weight information (standard control condition; n = 40) on motivational regulations in overweight female exercise initiates about to commence an exercise program. The Behavioral Regulation in Exercise Questionnaire-2 was completed prior to and following the information provision. Results revealed a significant increase in introjected regulation for the intervention condition indicating that the body composition information may have reinforced previous feelings of self-imposed pressure and a sense of obligation to start exercising. Implications for motivating new exercisers are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Research Publications
Departments: College of Health and Behavioural Sciences > School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 03:35
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 03:35
ISSN: 1790-1391
URI: http://e.bangor.ac.uk/id/eprint/6399
Publisher: Psychological Society of Northern Greece
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