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Motives for taking up tai chi

Han, Jin-Song (1992) Motives for taking up tai chi. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

For many centuries one of China's major sports and exercise activities, Tai Chi has recently experienced a world-wide boom, its popularity rising rapidly in Australia. Khor(1990)estimates an increase from 2,000 Australian participants in 1980 to 100,000 in 1990 and proposes health promotion and therapeutic benefits as major reasons for the current interest. There is, however, no systematic research. This study examined motives for initial involvement in Tai Chi and how these motives varied with respect to demographic factors. Two hundred and twenty-three subjects (M=65, F=158), ranging in age from 12 to 82 years, were included in the study. They were all the beginners in Term 1, 1991, who had no previous Tai Chi experience at all.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master thesis)
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Master of Applied Science

Uncontrolled Keywords: Tai chi, exercise, Australia, health promotion, therapeutic benefits, physical fitness
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 23:19
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15450
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