Motivation to practice and not to practice physical exercise: Comparative study

  • Rute Carvalho
  • Diana Soares
  • Joana Moreira
  • Lia Temudo

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to know the reasons that lead people to the practice and non-practice of physical exercise. The sample consisted of 185 individuals, 79 were male and 106 female, aged between 12 and 75 years old (M = 29.45; SD = 13.55). Motivation to practice physical exercise was assessed based on the QMAD questionnaire. Through the IMAAD questionnaire (Pereira & Vasconcelos-Raposo, 1997), it was possible to determine the motivation for not practicing physical exercise. The results showed that for non-practitioners of physical exercise, the most important reason for practicing is to “exercise”. In contrast, for practitioners, the most relevant factor is “being in good physical condition”. For non-participants among non-practitioners of physical exercise, the most important motive was “out of laziness”, followed by “lack of sports habits” for both practitioners and non-practitioners of physical exercise.


 

Published
Apr 2, 2020
How to Cite
CARVALHO, Rute et al. Motivation to practice and not to practice physical exercise: Comparative study. PsychTech & Health Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 30-39, apr. 2020. ISSN 2184-1004. Available at: <http://psychtech-journal.com/index.php/psychtech/article/view/103>. Date accessed: 25 may 2020.