Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Individual experiences following a 6-month exercise intervention: A qualitative study
Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg. Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 10, 26376Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Dropout is a common problem in various exercise interventions. The individual’s experience is believed to greatly impact dropout, yet little is known about the individual experiences of taking part in exercise interventions. The aim of this study was to examine individuals’ experiences following a self-determination theory based exercise intervention in order to gain understanding of how standardized interventions can be adjusted to fit individuals’ specific needs, capacities, and circumstances.

Methods: A qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews was conducted with eight informants (three male and five female) aged between 26 and 47 years, whom all had participated in a 6-month exercise intervention with individual coaching based on self-determination theory and motivational interviewing. The interviews were analyzed thematically with an inductive approach.

Results: Aspects that influenced the informants’ motivation and participation in the exercise intervention were linked to three themes: the frames of the intervention, measurable changes, and the individual’s context. The themes present information about the process and to what extent the informants felt that the intervention was adapted to fit their lives and needs.

Conclusions: This study emphasizes the importance of individualizing exercise interventions to support individuals’ diverse capacities and psychological needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Järfälla: Co-Action Publishing , 2015. Vol. 10, 26376
Keyword [en]
Self-determination theory, inductive approach, thematic analysis, motivational interviewing, dropout, adherence
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29209DOI: 10.3402/qhw.v10.26376ISI: 000369763700001PubMedID: 26282865Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84940426246OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-29209DiVA: diva2:846377
Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-08-17 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(418 kB)108 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 418 kBChecksum SHA-512
acd36c35da2af0a8c337b813ad8844a59b36ebc969735e125bbe00e26278fabb78b6d0bd66b1231212723d41455e81d410b7f11adfa7cd1776e1b7a9a6d413e4
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopushttp://www.ijqhw.net/index.php/qhw/article/view/26376

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jonsson, LinusLindwall, Magnus
By organisation
Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI)
In the same journal
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
Sport and Fitness SciencesPsychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 108 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 80 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf