Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

BARRIERS AND MOTIVATIONS FOR THE SPORTIVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SEDENTARIA

Abstract

Miguel Corbí-Santamaría, Juan Pablo Pizarro-Ruiz, Jerónimo González-Bernal, Josefa González-Santos, Rubén Trigueros Ramos*, José Manuel Aguilar-Parra

Accurately determine the motivations of the sedentary population towards the practice of physical activity is essential since, assuming these are a starting point for the promotion of healthy habits from the AF. The present work tries to validate the scale called Barriers to the AF in University Population (BAFPU) with sedentary university population. This scale is composed of 14 items divided into three dimensions about the barriers that prevent the usual practice of any physical-sporting activity. To validate the scale, a population made up of university students was used to perform a confirmatory factor analysis, descriptive statistical analysis and criterion validity analysis relating the BAFPU scale with respect to four motivational profiles (clusters) towards the practice of physical activity (Motivated , Unmotivated, Trendy and Healthy). In short, the BAFPU scale is a valid and reliable instrument and shows that barriers prevent the development of an intrinsic motivation towards FA, despite the good perception that the population has towards it.

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