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Examining sport and physical activity participation motivations and barriers among young Malaysians


Lim, Khong Chiu and Mat Yusof, Muhammad and Radzuwan, Radzliyana and Khor, Poy Hua (2014) Examining sport and physical activity participation motivations and barriers among young Malaysians. In: 2nd ASEAN University Sports Council International Conference 2014 (AUSCIC 2014), 11-12 December 2014, Pelembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Although considerable amount of research has contributed to our understanding of the underlying causes of leisure time physical participation, there is a paucity of research examining the motivations and barriers in sport and physical activity participation among young Malaysians.In order to address the gap in the literature, thus, this study was designed to ascertain the motivations and barriers in sport or physical activity participation among young Malaysians across the country.The study included 2894 young Malaysian ranged in age from 15 to 30 years old (Active = 1465, Less active = 710, and inactive = 719).A cross-sectional survey questionnaires comprised of open and close ended items pertaining to sport participation level, participation motivations and barriers, and socio-demographic characteristics were conducted.A variety of motives and barriers to sport and physical activity participation were identified.The results indicate that the common motives for participation included 'physical fitness'.'improve health', 'reduce stress', 'leisure time' and active lifestyle'.Common barriers for those who do not participate in sport and physical activity included 'no time','no interest','weather'.'health reasons', and 'lack of facilities'.Thus, the sport organization management needs to understand the motives and barriers to sport and physical activity of young Malaysians participation in order to optimize throughout their sporting endeavor and exercise adherence.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN No: 2407-5981 Organized by: Asean University Sport Counsil, Indonesia Unversity Sport Coucil, Universitas Sriwijaya.
Uncontrolled Keywords: motivation, barrier, sport and physical activity participation, young Malaysian
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Lim Khong Chiu
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2014 07:28
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2014 07:28
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12926

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