Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

Are team sport games more motivating than individual exercise for middle-aged women? A comparison of levels of motivation associated with participating in floorball and spinning

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

DOI

  1. Differential contributions of ankle plantarflexors during submaximal isometric muscle action: a PET and EMG study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Effects of training and weight support on muscle activation in Parkinson's disease

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Adaptations in the gait pattern with experimental hamstring pain

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Absence of sensory function in the reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. The influence of gender on neuromuscular pre-activity during side-cutting

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Muscle-strain injury exudate favors acute tissue healing and prolonged connective tissue formation in humans

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Måling af madkompetencer hos skolebørn

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

  3. Children’s physical literacy: a key factor for promotion of health-enhancing physical activity over the life-course

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

  4. Inactivity and physical literacy in the adult Danish population

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations

The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of motivation associated with the participation in floorball (indoor hockey) and spinning, and how these levels of motivation predicted continuation. A sample of 66 middle-aged women participated in a 12-week intervention of either floorball or spinning. They filled out the Sport Motivation Scale in week 2 and week 11 of the intervention, and data was also collected on their continuation six and 12 months after the intervention. A repeated measures MANOVA showed that participants in the floorball group had higher levels of intrinsic and self-determined extrinsic motivation for the activity during the intervention period, suggesting that floorball is a more motivating activity. In addition, the introjected regulation extrinsic motivation increased in both groups during the intervention period. Intrinsic motivation, as well as extrinsic motivation introjected regulation, predicted participants’ continuation six and 12 months after the intervention, suggesting that motivation as viewed in a Self-Determination Theory perspective is important for exercise continuation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalKinesiology
Volume50
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
ISSN1331-1441
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • Exercise, Fitness, Motivation, Psychology, Team sport

ID: 55574223