Social Networks, Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity

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Alan Chu, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Using self-determination theory (SDT) as a theoretical framework, the primary aim of this mini-review was to identify the relationships among perceptions of supportive social networks (physical activity instructors’ support, family support, and peer support), psychological need satisfaction (autonomy, competence, and relatedness), physical activity motivation, sedentary behavior and physical activity in aging population. Perceptions of supportive social networks should facilitate older adults’ motivation and ultimately promote their leisure-time physical activity and reduce their sedentary behavior.

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MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics. 3(5)
Language: English
Date: 2018
self-determination theory, supportive environment, motivation, sedentary behavior, physical activity developing support social networks to promote older adults’ physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviors, a self-determination theory perspective

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