Preferential patterns and purposes of gross motor activity selection of adult college students

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Willie S. Smith (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the variables of preferred movement behavior and purposes underlying the physical activity participation of adult college students. The study specifically sought demographic characteristics of adult students; their physical activity preferences; the purposes underlying the physical activity involvement of those students; and the extent to which persons with similar demographic characteristics possessed similar preferences and purposes for their physical activity selections. The subjects were 147 adult college students (37 men and 110 women) 25 years of age or older. All subjects were randomly chosen from the adult undergraduate student enrollment at three selected institutions in The University of North Carolina System. A four-part inventory was developed to gather the necessary data. Data were collected on subjects' demographic characteristics, general feeling towards physical activity participation, and certain configurations of physical activity preferences, and purposes.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Adult education
College students $x Recreation
Motor ability

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