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Motivation för fysisk aktivitet på arbetsplatsen : en deskriptiv studie av motivationsfaktorer för fysisk aktivitet respektive inaktivitet enligt den transteoretiska modellen

Göransson, Ingrid and Sjöholm, Linda (2003)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine and understand the motives employees on a particular workplace have towards physical activity and inactivity. This was done using the transtheoretical model which divides people into the five different stages representing each individual's motivational readiness for change towards a more physically active lifestyle and then comparing contemplation stage (inactive) with maintenance stage (active). Of interest was also to what extent social structures influence the individual behaviour and whether society or the individual is responsible for physically active behaviour. Employees (N=82) answered the first part of the Stages of Change Questionnaire (the Swedish translation) and two weeks later the... (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine and understand the motives employees on a particular workplace have towards physical activity and inactivity. This was done using the transtheoretical model which divides people into the five different stages representing each individual's motivational readiness for change towards a more physically active lifestyle and then comparing contemplation stage (inactive) with maintenance stage (active). Of interest was also to what extent social structures influence the individual behaviour and whether society or the individual is responsible for physically active behaviour. Employees (N=82) answered the first part of the Stages of Change Questionnaire (the Swedish translation) and two weeks later the second part was distributed to participants in the contemplation stage and maintenance stage (N=34). 70,7% of the participants represented the maintenance stage and scored higher than the 9,8% in the contemplation stage on every variable measured (self-efficacy, decisional balance, social support, outcome expectations and enjoyment). A majority of the participants (M=4,2, scale 1-5) viewed themselves, and not society, as responsible for their physically active lifestyle. Since the population was not normally distributed and the groups of interest differed greatly in size, the study is descriptive and not tested for significance. (Less)
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Göransson, Ingrid and Sjöholm, Linda
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organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Psychology, Psykologi
language
Swedish
id
1356454
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to examine and understand the motives employees on a particular workplace have towards physical activity and inactivity. This was done using the transtheoretical model which divides people into the five different stages representing each individual's motivational readiness for change towards a more physically active lifestyle and then comparing contemplation stage (inactive) with maintenance stage (active). Of interest was also to what extent social structures influence the individual behaviour and whether society or the individual is responsible for physically active behaviour. Employees (N=82) answered the first part of the Stages of Change Questionnaire (the Swedish translation) and two weeks later the second part was distributed to participants in the contemplation stage and maintenance stage (N=34). 70,7% of the participants represented the maintenance stage and scored higher than the 9,8% in the contemplation stage on every variable measured (self-efficacy, decisional balance, social support, outcome expectations and enjoyment). A majority of the participants (M=4,2, scale 1-5) viewed themselves, and not society, as responsible for their physically active lifestyle. Since the population was not normally distributed and the groups of interest differed greatly in size, the study is descriptive and not tested for significance.},
  author       = {Göransson, Ingrid and Sjöholm, Linda},
  keyword      = {Psychology,Psykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Motivation för fysisk aktivitet på arbetsplatsen : en deskriptiv studie av motivationsfaktorer för fysisk aktivitet respektive inaktivitet enligt den transteoretiska modellen},
  year         = {2003},
}