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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part A

Comparison of exercise versus sport participation motives among university students of Odisha state


Author(s): Mohit Mishra and Ashutosh Acharya

Abstract: Studies have demonstrated that different motives may operate behind participation in various types of physical activity such as exercise (physical activity that is volitional, purposive and requires simple motor skills) versus sport (physical activity that is usually competitive, has organized rules and requires complex motor skills). In order to extend existing literature on sport and exercise psychology, motives for exercise participation versus sport engagement of Odisha university students were examined. Specifically, three hypotheses were tested:(1) That health and fitness motives are more associated with exercise than sport; (2) That motives concerning weight management and appearance are related more to exercise than sport, and (3) Motives related to social engagement figure in participation in sport more than in exercise. One hundred ninety-four university students of Odisha state completed Exercise Motivation Inventory 2 (EMI-2, Kilpatrick et al. 2005, Markland & Ingledew 1997) to differentiate motives for exercise versus for sport participation. All three hypotheses were supported. Furthermore, enjoyment appeared to be an important factor in sport engagement.

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Mohit Mishra and Ashutosh Acharya. Comparison of exercise versus sport participation motives among university students of Odisha state. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(3): 01-04.
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