The role of exercise and gender for physical self-perceptions and importance ratings in Swedish university students
2004 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 1600-0838, Vol. 14, no 6, 373-380 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study was to investigate how scores on the Physical Self-Perception Profile (PSPP), including scores on the Perceived Importance Profile (PIP), were related to self-reported exercise frequency, duration, and gender in sample of Swedish university students. A total of 164 participants completed the PSPP, PIP, and a questionnaire focusing on frequency and duration of exercise. Exercise frequency, duration, and gender predicted best the PSPP sub-domains of Sport Competence and Physical Conditioning. Exercising more frequently, and for a longer time on each occasion was associated with higher PSPP and PIP scores. Women generally displayed lower PSPP scores than men. These results suggest that exercise professionals need to master a range of appropriate exercise strategies, since doubts concerning self-presentation may work against establishing a regular exercise routine.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley , 2004. Vol. 14, no 6, 373-380 p.
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23207DOI: 10.1046/j.1600-0838.2003.372.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23207DiVA: diva2:190677
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-1872004-05-192004-05-192010-01-04Bibliographically approved