Title

Exercise Motivations of Older Adults

Presenter Information

Laura J. Attaway

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 137A

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Exercise, Motivations, Older Adults

Abstract

This study examined and compared the exercise motivations of older adult competitive athletes (CA) and non-competitive fitness exercisers (NCF). The findings show the strongest motivating factor for both these groups was that of enjoyment. Health ranked high for both groups. Competition as motivation ranked high for the CA and was not significant for the NCF group. The motivation of stress management ranked evenly across both groups. Social recognition ranked lowest in both groups with the NCF group displaying the lowest score. There were 103 participants in this study.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jeff Penick

Department/Program

Psychology

Additional Mentoring Department

Psychology

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Exercise Motivations of Older Adults

SURC 137A

This study examined and compared the exercise motivations of older adult competitive athletes (CA) and non-competitive fitness exercisers (NCF). The findings show the strongest motivating factor for both these groups was that of enjoyment. Health ranked high for both groups. Competition as motivation ranked high for the CA and was not significant for the NCF group. The motivation of stress management ranked evenly across both groups. Social recognition ranked lowest in both groups with the NCF group displaying the lowest score. There were 103 participants in this study.