Examination of personality correlates, exercise preferences, and exercise behavior / Amy L. Hagan and Heather A. Hausenblas

Hagan, Amy L. and Hausenblas, Heather A. (2005) Examination of personality correlates, exercise preferences, and exercise behavior / Amy L. Hagan and Heather A. Hausenblas. Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation, 1 (1). pp. 17-34. ISSN 1823-3198

Abstract

Researchers have found that personality is a determinant of exercise behavior. Limited exercise studies however, have used the dominant personality framework of the Five Factor
Model (FFM) which asserts that personality consists of the following 5 domains: neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. The purposes of this study were to examine: (a) if the personality domains of the FFM are related to and predict exercise behavior, (b) if the personality domains are related to exercise preferences and barriers-efficacy, and (c) if gender moderates the relationship between personality and exercise. Participants were 507 male and female undergraduates who voluntarily completed the NEO PI-R (Costa & McCrae, 1992), the Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (Godin, Jobin, & Bouillon, 1986), Barriers-efficacy Scale (McAuley & Mihalko, 1998), and preferences to exercise. Results revealed that: (a) extraversion, conscientiousness, and agreeableness were positively related to exercise behavior; (b) significant differences for personality domains and preferences appeared for exercise intensity, exercise company, and gym preference; (c) barriers-efficacy was positively related to openness and
conscientiousness and negatively related to neuroticism; and (d) the relationships between personality and exercise were moderated by gender. Applying the FFM to explain exercise preferences and behavior and future research directions were discussed.

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Item Type: Article
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Hagan, Amy L.
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Hausenblas, Heather A.
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Physical education and training. Physical fitness
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Exercise > Group exercises. Including physical fitness programs > Psychological aspects
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR)
ISSN: 1823-3198
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 17-34
Keywords: Personality, Exercise Preferences, Exercise Behavior
Date: 2005
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11661
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