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Predictive Factors of Physical Activity Based on Self Determination Theory Using Path Analysis in Women of Reproductive Age
Seyed Saeed Mazloomi Mahmoodabad1 , Nooshin Rouhani-Tonekaboni 2, Rabiollah Farmanbar3 , Ali Mehri4 , Parisa Kasmaei5
1- Department of Health Education and Promotion, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2- Department of Health Education and Promotion, Research Center of Health and Environment, School of Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran , rouhani.phd@gmail.com
3- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
4- Department of Health Education, School of Health, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran
5- Department of Health Education and Promotion, Research Center of Health and Environment, School of Health, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
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Background: Identification of psychological processes associated with increased physical activity (PA) i.e., sustainable motivation, is limited. Over recent years, self-determination theory (SDT) has been widely used to study long term PA motivation. Using path analysis in women in the reproductive age, the current study was conducted with the aim to investigate predictive factors of PA based on SDT.
Methods: This cross sectional study was carried out on 412 women aged 15-49 years in Tonekabon, Mazandaran in the north of Iran in 2015. Path analysis was used to investigate the relationship between psychological need satisfaction, PA motivation, healthcare climate, various motivation types and PA. Additionally, path analysis was used to investigate the appropriateness of SDT for PA.
Results: Perception of autonomy, enjoyment, health, appearance and social motives indirectly correlated with PA through Relative Autonomy Index (RAI). Moreover, RAI, perception of autonomy and social motive directly correlated with PA. These variables accounted for 56% of the variance in PA.
Conclusion: Findings from this study can be used to design SDT-based interventions. In order to promote PA among women in the reproductive age, the autonomous behavioral regulation, perception of autonomy, and social motive should be strengthened.
Keywords: Physical activity, Self-determination theory, Women
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Article Type: Original Contributions | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2020/05/28 | Accepted: 2020/07/10 | Published: 2020/08/20
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