Relations between autonomous motivation and leisure-time physical activity participation: The mediating role of self-regulation techniques
|dc.identifier.citation||Nurmi, J. and Hagger, M. and Haukkala, A. and Araújo-Soares, V. and Hankonen, N. 2016. Relations between autonomous motivation and leisure-time physical activity participation: The mediating role of self-regulation techniques. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 38 (2): pp. 128-137.|
© 2016 Human Kinetics, Inc. This study tested the predictive validity of a multitheory process model in which the effect of autonomous motivation from self-determination theory on physical activity participation is mediated by the adoption of self-regulatory techniques based on control theory. Finnish adolescents (N = 411, aged 17-19) completed a prospective survey including validated measures of the predictors and physical activity, at baseline and after one month (N = 177). A subsample used an accelerometer to objectively measure physical activity and further validate the physical activity self-report assessment tool (n = 44). Autonomous motivation statistically significantly predicted action planning, coping planning, and self-monitoring. Coping planning and self-monitoring mediated the effect of autonomous motivation on physical activity, although self-monitoring was the most prominent. Controlled motivation had no effect on self-regulation techniques or physical activity. Developing interventions that support autonomous motivation for physical activity may foster increased engagement in self-regulation techniques and positively affect physical activity behavior.
|dc.title||Relations between autonomous motivation and leisure-time physical activity participation: The mediating role of self-regulation techniques|
|dcterms.source.title||Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology|
Copyright © 2016 Human Kinetics. Article as accepted for publication in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology http://journals.humankinetics.com/journal/jsep
|curtin.department||School of Psychology and Speech Pathology|