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Title: Physical activity (PA) among middle-aged women: Initial and current influences and patterns of participation
Author: Codina, Núria (Codina Mata)
Pestana, José Vicente
Armadans Tremolosa, Immaculada
Keywords: Exercici
Influència social
Social influence
Issue Date: 22-May-2013
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: This study investigated the initial and current influences for doing physical activity (PA), current levels of PA participation, and future plans for it. Participants were 200 women aged 45 to 64 years old. Factor loadings of influences were explored using Principal Components Analysis. Pearson bivariate correlations, t-test, and ANOVA were used to show the differences among the influences, sociodemographic characteristics, and present/future PA participation. Personal fulfillment was the main initial influence, while health benefits/self-care, and outdoor/family activities were the most important current influences. The results highlight the factors that best explain present PA participation and also plans for activity in the future.
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It is part of: Journal of Women & Aging, 2013, vol. 25, num. 3, p. 260-272
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ISSN: 0895-2841
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Social i Psicologia Quantitativa)

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