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Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Svenska universitets studenters motionsvanor och välbefinnande - Ett självbestämmande perspektiv. (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between motivational profile, self-efficacy, basic needs satisfaction, exercise behavior and well-being among Swedish university students. A set of the instruments including GLTEQ, SHIS, BPNES, BREQ-2 and BARSE was distributed at a university in southern Sweden. The respondents (n = 260) were men (n = 122) and women (n = 138). For analysis and processing of the gathered data SPSS was used with Pearson's r and Multiple Regression Analysis. The results showed that competence, autonomy and relatedness were positive predictors of self-determined motivation, whilst identified regulation, intrinsic regulation and barrier self-efficacy were positive predictors for strenuous exercise. Moreover a regression analysis showed that only competence was a significant predictor for well-being, however, positive correlations were shown between all the basic needs and well-being. To promote university students exercise and well-being, the conclusion is that it most probably would be successful to base interventions with focus on basic needs satisfaction.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka relationer mellan motivations profil, self-efficacy, de gundläggande psykologiska behoven, motionsvanor samt välbefinnande bland svenska universitets studenter. Ett frågeformulär bestående av instrumenten GLTEQ, SHIS, BPNES, BREQ-2 och BARSE distribuerades vid ett universitet i södra Sverige. Respondenterna (n=260) var män (n=122) och kvinnor (n=138). För analys och bearbetning av den insamlade datan användes SPSS med analysmetoderna Pearson's r och Multipla Regressionsanalyser. Resultaten visade att kompetens, autonomi och tillhörighet var positiva prediktorer för självbestämmande motivation, medan identifierad reglering, inre reglering samt barriärspecifik självtillit var positiva prediktorer för ansträngande motion. Vidare visade resultaten att endast kompetens var en positiv prediktor för välbefinande, dock så påvisades positiva samband mellan alla de grundläggande psykologiska behoven och välbefinnande. För att främja universitets studenters motionsvanor och välbefinnande är slutsaten att det sannolikt vore framgångsrikt att basera interventioner utifrån tillfredställande av de grundläggande psykologiska behoven.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Exercise, well-being, motivation, basic psychological needs, self-efficacy, self-determination.
Keyword [sv]
Motion, välbefinnande, motivation, grundläggande psykologiska behov, självtillit, självbestämmande
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-18006OAI: diva2:534269
Subject / course
Psychology Targeting Sport
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-27 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2012-06-27Bibliographically approved

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