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Relationship among attitude, self-efficacy, motivation and leisure-time physical activities participation of undergraduate students

Lim, Khong Chiu and Khor, Poy Hua and Tham, Yin Chong (2010) Relationship among attitude, self-efficacy, motivation and leisure-time physical activities participation of undergraduate students. Journal of Sports Science and Technology, 10 (2S). pp. 249-252. ISSN 1513-720

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Leisure-time physical activities participation can be predicted by many factors.Some of these factors include the attitude, perceived self-efficacy, and motivation which have been found to be the major instigating forces in forming intentions to participate in leisure-time physical activities.Currently, there is little research investigating the relationships among these variables in Malaysia universities students.The purpose of this study is to identify the relationships among each of these variables' in regard to leisure-time physical activity participation of undergraduate students.The theory of planned behavior and self-efficacy were used as a theoretical framework. The study samples comprised of 1352 undergraduate students whom were selected by means of random cluster sampling.Self- administered questionnaires were utilized to collect data. Correlational analysis revealed significant positive relationships with attitude, motivation,self-efficacy, and leisure-time physical activities: participation in overall study samples.Findings of the study also indicated that motivation and self-efficacy factors were the best predictors of Leisure-time:physical activities participation. Furthermore. the results of path analysis showed that contribution of attitude and self-efficacy had direct and indirect effects through motivation on leisure-time physical activities participation among the undergraduates.Hence, this study suggests that in the effort to encourage the student's leisure-time physical activities participation and involvement, the, university management should plan and organize programmes to develop positive attitude among students, increase their self-efficacy and motivation level for physical activities participation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitude, self-efficacy, motivation, leisure time physical activity, university students
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Lim Khong Chiu
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 08:29
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 08:29

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