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Constraints and Motivations on the Participation of Saudi Arabian High School Students in Physical Activity and Sport

Alahmad, Majed Essa (2016) Constraints and Motivations on the Participation of Saudi Arabian High School Students in Physical Activity and Sport. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

A low level of physical activity and sport participation among adolescents has been particularly evident over the past decade, and youth inactivity has become a significant public health issue that has attracted the attention of many researchers around the world (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015; World Health Organization, 2011). The purpose of this research project is to critically examine the major constraints and motivations in relation to physical activity and sport participation among male high school students who live in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Using the hierarchical model of leisure constraints designed by Crawford, Jackson and Godbey (1991) and the motivational model developed by Frederick and Ryan (1993), this study explores the determinants of their physical activity and sport participation levels. Data were collected via a self-reported questionnaire completed by 909 male students aged 16–19 from Riyadh high schools in 2010–2011.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: inactivity, secondary school students, secondary education, activities, sports, physical education, policy, facilities, constraining influences, motivators, social support, sport psychology
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 23:54
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2016 23:58
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/30986
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