Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

Regulacion Motivacional Y Motivos De Practica Deportiva En Jovenes Universitarios


Miguel Angel Duran Vinagre*, Sebastian Feu Molina and Susana Sanchez Herrera

Sports activity plays an important and irreplaceable role in adolescence, since its regular practice not only protects people against non-communicable diseases but also contributes to a better quality of life. The objectives of this study were to analyze the type of regulation of motivations and motives for carrying out physical activity according to sex and the type of physical-sports practice. A total of 331 university students participated in the first year of the Master's Degree, 34.4% men (n=114) and 65.6% women (n=217), with a mean age of 20.02 ± 2.55. They responded to the Exercise Behavior Regulation Questionnaire (BREQ-3) and to the Measurement of Reasons for Physical Activity Revised Questionnaire (MPAM-R). The results reveal significant differences (p <.00), with a high effect size (d> .500), in the regulation of motivations, except in external regulation (p> .05), and in the reasons for practice depending on the type of task performed. Therefore, it is appreciated that the reasons for participating in physical activity have an influence on university students in a different way, since the most valued by the participants are those who have an intrinsic and more self-determined association towards the sport itself.


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