"Att stå på en hundsläde är ingen motion.": Hur motiveras polarhundsägare till fysisk aktivitet?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Previous research has shown that dog owners are more physically active, than those who don’t own dogs. Their motivation to be more physically active is based on the social interaction with the dog or training buddies, which training or walk the dog bring about. By using Self-Determination Theory (SDT) it was investigated what motivates mushers to get out and train themselves and the dog. Eight people who owned dogs and drove dog teams were interviewed. The questions focused on the time before and after they brought the dog into their homes. The results were analyzed by using two of SDT´s subtheories; Cognitive Evaluation Theory (CET) and Basic Psychological Need Theory (BPNT). The results show that the dog owners’ behavior can be understood and explained with SDT and their need for competence, relatedness, and autonomy is satisfied by training with and without dogs.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 17 p.
Social Behaviour Law
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Hundsport, draghund, motion, motivation, Self-Determination Theory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57962Local ID: e9120182-3cfe-460e-8a11-d87654337ac0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-57962DiVA: diva2:1031350
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Psychology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20131230 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved